Ten fun facts about Werner Heisenberg
He was born on 5th December 1901 in Wurzburg, Germany and died on 1st February, 1976 at the age of 74.
He is best known for establishing the 'uncertainty principle' upon which he built his philosophy.
He studied mathematics and physics from 1920 to 1923 at Ludwig-Maximilians University and the Geor-August University. Received a doctorate while he was studying under Arnold Sommerfield at Munich.
He made notable contribution to the fields of hydrodynamics of turbulent flows, the atomic nucleus, ferromagnetism, cosmic rays, and subatomic particles.
He played an important role in the establishment of the first nuclear reactor is West Germany at Karlsruhe and also a research reactor at Munich.
His papers on matrix mechanics, describe the non-commutative multiplication of the matrices by means of physical reasoning and on the principle of correspondence.
Heisenberg gave many lectures in Edinburgh, Bristol and Cambridge.
His later work included study of plasma physics and the process of nuclear fusion.
He was a member and later the chairman of the Scientific Policy Committee at the International Institute of Atomic Physics in Geneva.
H was nominated for the Nobel Prize by Albert Einstein and eventually awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1932 for the 'creation of quantum mechanics'. Is also the recipient of the Max Planck Medal in 1933.
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