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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.

Biographical sketches:
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Books by Heisenberg (off line) Related Reading (also off line)
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