The Net Advance of Physics:
Resources for Frayn's Copenhagen: Werner Heisenberg
Heisenberg, in the play and in the world, is the unknown. His role in the Nazi atomic bomb project is the subject of much speculation, and his German nationalism created and creates suspicion and ambiguity. He reveres Bohr as his scientific father, but his speeches suggest a less than comfortable relationship in which the son would like to supplant the father in scientific achievement and in which the son is jealous of another German scientist, Erwin Schrödinger.
(arranged from most detailed to least detailed)
Books by Heisenberg (off line)
Related Reading (also off line)
- Cassidy, David C. and Martha Baker. Werner Heisenberg: a Bibliography of hisWritings. Berkeley: Office of History of Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, 1984.
- Heisenberg, Werner. Across the Frontiers. Peter Heath, trans. New York: Harper and Row, 1974.
- Heisenberg, Werner. Gesammelte Werke (Collected Works). W. Blum, H.-P. Dürr, and H. Rechenberg, eds. Berlin and New York: Springer-Verlag, 1984-.
- Heisenberg, Werner. Philosophical Problems of Nuclear Science. F. C. Hayes, trans. New York: Pantheon, 1952.
- Heisenberg, Werner. Philosophical Problems of Quantum Physics. F. C. Hayes, trans. 1952. Woodbridge, CT: Ox Bow Press, 1979.
- Heisenberg, Werner. The Physicist's Conception of Nature. Arnold J. Pomerans, trans. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1958.
- Heisenberg, Werner. Physics and Beyond: Encounters and Conversations. Arnold J. Pomerans, trans. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.
- Heisenberg, Werner. Physics and Philosophy: the Revolution in Modern Science. New York: Harper, 1958.
- Heisenberg, Werner. Tradition in Science. New York: Seabury Press, 1983.
- Bernstein, Jeremy. Hitler's Uranium Club: the Secret Recordings at Farm Hall. Woodbury, NY: AIP Press, 1996.
- Bricuth, John. The Heisenberg Variations. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1976.(poetry)
- Cassidy, David C. Uncertainty: the Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1992.
- Cornwall, John. Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact. New York: Viking, 2003.
- Goudsmit, Samuel. Alsos. New York: H. Schuman, 1947.
- Heelan, Patrick A. Quantum Mechanics and Objectivity: a Study in the PhysicalPhilosophy of Werner Heisenberg. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1965.
- Heisenberg, Elisabeth. Inner Exile: Recollections of a Life with Werner Heisenberg. S. Cappellari and C. Morris, trans. Boston: Birkhäuser, 1984.
- Holton, Gerald. "Werner Heisenberg and Albert Einstein." Physics Today: 45(July, 1992): 29-37.
- Irving, David. The German Atomic Bomb: the History of Nuclear Research in Nazi Germany. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968.
- Jungk, Robert. Brighter than a Thousand Suns: a Personal History of the Atomic Physicists. James Cleugh, trans. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1958.
- Kurzman, Dan. Blood and Water: Sabotaging Hitler's Bomb. New York: Henry Holt, 1997.
- Polkinghorne, J. C. Quantum Theory: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
- Powers, Thomas. Heisenberg's War: the Secret History of the German Bomb. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
- Rose, Paul Lawrence. Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project: a Study in German Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
- Walker, Mark. Nazi Science: Truth, Myth, and the German Atomic Bomb. New York: Plenum Press, 1995.
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