Authorised form of nameHeisenberg; Werner Karl (1901 - 1976)
Dates1901 - 1976
Place of birthWurzberg, Germany
Date of birth05/12/1901
Place of deathMunich, Germany
Date of death01/02/1976
Research fieldQuantum theory
Nuclear physics
ActivityMedals and prizes:
Nobel Prize (Physics) 1932
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election28/04/1955
Age at election53
DSB vol 17 pp 394-403
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1977 vol 23 pp 213-251, plate, by Sir Nevill Mott and Sir Rudolph Peierls
Sir Charles Frank 'Operation Epsilon: the Farm Hall Transcripts' Bristol andf Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing, Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1993
American copy of the Farm Hall Transcipts, originally sent to General Leslie R Groves, head of the Manhattan Project, are now in National Archives II, College Park, Maryland, in Record Group 77, Manhattan Engineer District.
Sir Charles Frank, 'An Uncertain Life', review of David C Cassidy, Uncertainty: The Life and Science of Werner Heisenberg in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 147-151
Gillian Beer, 'Translation or Transformation? The Relations of Literature and Science' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 81-99
J B Adams, 'Four Generations of Nuclear Physicists' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 75-94
G V R Born, FRS, 'The wide-ranging family history of Max Born' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 219-262
Royal Society codeNA7054
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1955/27Heisenberg, Werner Karl: certificate of election to the Royal Society
HWT/20/16Correspondence with Department of Education and Science, Ford Foundation, European Scientists and academies regarding RSEP, Bad Godesberg meeting and papers regarding RSEP Fellowships Subcommittee meetingMarch 1967
PB/1/33/1/4Nobel Prize1948
PB/9/1/50Correspondence with Werner Heisenberg1957-1958
PB/2/7/6/3Letter from Werner Heisenberg9 December 1947
IM/002025Heisenberg, Werner1994
RR/71/142Letter from David Christie Martin, to John Edward Lennard-Jones, regarding a paper 'On the theory of statistical and isotropic turbulence' by Werner Karl Heisenberg17 June 1948
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