Who Was Heisenberg?


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Werner Heisenberg was a German physicist best known for formulating various theories, including the S-matrix theory in particle scattering, the uncertainty principle and the quantum theory on ferromagnetism. In 1932 he won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his theory on quantum physics. He also wrote over 600 research papers.

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Werner Heisenberg was born in Wurzburg, Germany in 1901. He attended two universities from 1920 to 1923, where he studied physics and mathematics. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Munich. Werner Heisenberg stayed in Germany during World War II and did research on nuclear fission. After the war, he continued his research in physics by working on the unified field theory of elementary particles. He died in 1976.

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