A winner of the Nobel Prize, Werner Heisenberg (1901–1976) was born in Würzberg, Germany, and received his doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Munich. He became famous for his groundbreaking Uncertainty (or Indeterminacy) Principle. After World War II he was named director of the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics.
Werner Heisenberg is one of the most important figures within the world of quantum mechanics.
Despite dealing with complex subjects, he does a great job, in most cases, in translating concepts for the lay reader.
It turns out that the theory makes more physical and philosophical assumptions than the facts alone imply.
Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901-1976) was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key creators of quantum mechanics, but perhaps best known for his "uncertainty... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Steven H. Propp
Very good, not too technical. Some real insights from one of the founders of quantum mechanics. Includes considerable philosophical context, which is helpful.Published 5 months ago by George Williams
I was really expecting a nicer edition of this book. A TON of highlighting and a really torn up cover. I didn't expect pristine but it was not what i wanted overall. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amarena
Heisenberg's Physics and Philosophy is a rare book in that it addresses two interesting but difficult subjects. These being epistemology and quantum physics. Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by Brian J. Hendricks
Although this is an older book, it arrived in perfect condition. Although I have struggled with the concepts in the book it is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.Published on August 15, 2012 by MR
This is probably the most profound, deeply informed, yet most accessible book I've ever encountered. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by R. Olcott
Obviously one cannot read this collection of essays and supporting material looking for insight into current modern physics. Read morePublished on January 6, 2012 by T. Burket
This book was something of a disappointment for me. Of course the things Heisenberg says about physics, and in particular the Copenhagen interpretation of QM, are great... Read morePublished on October 26, 2011 by Mike O'Brien
On my personal journey reading 'classical' books from the past I have recently read Heisenberg's 'Physics and Philosophy' , originally published 1958. Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Dr. Gerd Doeben-Henisch