AUTHORCassidy, David C.
TITLEUncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg
PUBLISHERW. H. Freeman and Company
CITYNew York, NY

This biography of Werner Heisenberg follows the career of the physicist who had pivotal roles in shaping quantum physics and the German effort to build an atomic bomb. Cassidy gives a detailed portrait of the brilliant, ambitious, and controversial scientist. He provides a through, definitive view of Heisenberg’s life and times including the development of quantum physics, the rise of Nazi socialism, and the development of nuclear power. The text probes the impact of Heisenberg’s private and professional lives on his scientific achievements. Excellent biography but out of print. revised version published in 2009.

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