Werner Heisenberg Facts

Werner Heisenberg Facts
Werner Karl Heisenberg (December 5, 1901 to February 1, 1976) was a German theoretical physicist. He was a pioneer of quantum mechanics. He was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the creation of quantum mechanics, the application of which has, inter alia, led to the discovery of the allotropic forms of hydrogen."
Interesting Werner Heisenberg Facts:
Werner Heisenberg was born in Wurzburg, Germany.
His father, Dr. August Heisenberg, became a Professor of Middle and Modern Greek languages at the University of Munich.
In 1920 Werner Heisenberg entered the University of Munich to study physics.
In 1923 he earned his PhD in physics from the University of Munich.
After graduation he became an Assistant to Max Born at the University of Gottingen.
He earned a Rockefeller grant and spent 1924 and 1925 at the University of Copenhagen where he studied with Niels Bohr.
In 1926 he became a Lecturer in Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen.
In 1927 he moved to Leipzig where he accepted the appointment of Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Leipzig.
In 1941 he became Professor of Physics at the University of Berlin and Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics.
He was captured by American troops during World War II and sent to England.
In 1946 he returned to Gottingen and organized the Institute for Physics.
In 1948 the Institute for Physics became known as the Max Planck Institute for Physics.
In 1948 he lectured at Cambridge.
In 1950 and again in 1954 he lectured at various universities in the United States.
He was the Director of the Max Planck Institute when it was moved to Munich.
He was still the Director when he accepted the post of Professor of Physics at the University of Munich.
By 1957 Heisenberg was interested in plasma physics and thermonuclear processes.
He served as Chairman of the Scientific Policy Committee of the International Institute of Atomic Physics in Geneva.
He received many awards for his work in addition to the Nobel Prize.
He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and a member of the American Academy of Sciences.


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