Werner Heisenberg 1901 - 1976

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  • Heisenberg Rethinks Zeeman Effect

    While working with Sommerfeld, Heisenberg proposed the use of half integers rather than integral numbers to easily obtain Zeeman lines. Going against everything known about the requirements of accepted quantum theory, Sommerfeld allowed his pupil's transgressions. Unencumbered by integers, Heisenberg successfully rewrote Sommerfeld's formula on Zeeman effect and produced a working model. He follows by then submitted his paper containing "Heisenberg's Core Model" to the Journal of Physics.
  • Heisenberg Completes PHD in Physics

    Heisenberg returned to Munch to work once again work under Sommerfeld. After more than a year of work, He completed his thesis on the equations for the stability and turbulence of flowing fluids. At which point he, through the face of opposition from a vindictive professor, successfully garnered his PHD in Physics.
  • Birth of Modern Quatum Mechanics

    Werner Heisenberg, while working with Max Born at Göttingen, attempt to detailed planetary models of the atom to their limits. While doing so, they discovered evidence that the Bohr-Sommerfeld theory may be false. While working to explain the interaction between light and atoms, Heisenberg has a fit of creative genius and makes the breakthough on the long-sought quantum mechanics.
  • Heisenberg Publishes Paper on Uncertainty

    Heisenberg submitted his 27-page paper titled “On the Perceptual Content of Quantum-Theoretical Kinematics and Mechanics" which discussed his formulation of the uncertainty, or indeterminacy, principle in quantum mechanics. Uncertainty, along with the works of Bohr and Born, would come together to form the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. This marked the end of a profound transformation in physics that has not been equaled since. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQKELOE9eY4
  • Heisenberg Receives Nobel Prize

    In 1932, Heisenberg traveled to Stockholm where he was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics for his Uncertainty Principle and his "creation of the Theory of Quantum Mechanics, the application of which has led, among other things, to the discovery of allotropic forms of hydrogen", as well as for his his subsequent work and research thereafter.