Werner Heisenberg (Decmber 5th, 1901 - February 1st, 1976)

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  • Famous Article Published

    Famous Article Published
    Warner Heisenberg's groundbreaking paper, "Quantum theoretical re-interpretation of kinematic and mechanical relations", was finally published while he was teaching at the university in Gottingen. Heisenberg collaborated with Wolfgang Pauli on the paper. It went into detail on the subject of anharmonic oscillators, which laid the groundwork for advances in matrix mechanics and quantum mechanics. Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
  • Nobel Prize Awarded

    Nobel Prize Awarded
    Heisenberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in discovering quantum mechanics. He, along with Max Born and Pascual Jordan, were nominated by Albert Einstein after reading their papers.
  • Established as Director of Kaiser Wilhelm Institute

    Established as Director of Kaiser Wilhelm Institute
    During World War 2, Heisenberg was appointed to be the director for the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Physics. He was given this position after a lecture he gave to Nazi officials on the massive potential energy of nuclear fission. His institute was given the mission to attempt to construct nuclear fission power plants for the Nazi government. Later that year, the Nazi government asked about shifting focus to constructing nuclear weapons.
  • Appointed Chair of CERN's Science Policy Committee

    Appointed Chair of CERN's Science Policy Committee
    Heisenberg was the Republic of Germany's scientific representative at the 1953 UNESCO committee meeting. This committee would sign the agreement that formally established the scientific laboratory of CERN. Although originally asked to be the Science Director of CERN, he declined. Heisenberg would go on to help determine the scientific research path for the CERN laboratory.
  • Signed Göttinger Manifest

    Signed Göttinger Manifest
    Heisenberg and other nuclear scientists signed the Göttinger Manifest. This was a petition to stop the production of nuclear weapons by the German Republic.