BRIEF BIOGRAPHY- Werner Heisenberg was a quantum mechanic, responsible for coming up with the uncertainty principle. He was born on December 5, 1901 in Wurzbugh Germany and died in 1976 in Munich Germany. He went to the Maximillian school in Munich until 1920, when he went to the university of Munich to study Physics. In 1923 he took his Ph.D. at the university of Munich. He then became assistant at the university of Gottingen. His important influences were teachers, such as: Max Born, and Franck Hilbert.
IMPORTANT IDEAS- Starting in 1925 Werner, with help from his assistants, “tackled the problem of spectrum intensities of the electron taken as an anharmonic oscillator (a one-dimensional vibrating system). His position that the theory should be based only on observable quantities” (Britannica) But Werner’s most important idea was the uncertainty principle. The uncertainty principle basically showed you cannot know the true location of an electron in an atom, and it is all based on probability. The exact definition is “the position and the velocity of an object cannot both be measured exactly, at the same time, even in theory. The very concepts of exact position and exact velocity together, in fact, have no meaning in nature.” (Britannica)
PRESENTATION AND WHY IMPORTANT-Heisenberg presented his ideas to the world by teaching, as well as many research papers about various topics, but his main focus was the uncertainty principle. He was a professor in Liepzig. His ideas were viewed as genius during his time period, and this is shown by the fact that he won the Nobel Prize in 1932 for physics. Heisenberg’s ideas were important in his time because they drastically changed how scientists study and think about the concept of quantum mechanics. They are still important today because they are still used today, scientists today study quantum mechanics and high level physics with this knowledge. It is also important because it changed how people study momentum and velocity simultaneously.
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