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Cassidy, David C., 1945-
Beyond uncertainty : Heisenberg, quantum physics, and the bomb / David C. Cassidy
Alternate Title Heisenberg, quantum physics, and the bomb
New York : Bellevue Literary Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  QC16.H35 C37 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Subject(s) Physicists -- Germany -- Biography
Atomic bomb -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description 480 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [411]-456) and index
Contents The early years -- The world at war -- The gymnasium years -- The battle of Munich -- Finding his path -- Sommerfeld's Institute -- Confronting the quantum -- Modeling atoms -- Channeling rivers, questioning causality -- Entering the quantum matrix -- Awash in matrices, rescued by waves -- Determining uncertainty -- Reaching the top -- New frontiers -- Into the abyss -- Social atoms -- Of particles and politics -- Heir apparent -- The lonely years -- A Faustian bargain -- One who could not leave -- Warfare and its uses -- A Copenhagen visit -- Ordering reality -- Professor in Berlin -- Return to the matrix -- One last attempt -- Explaining the project, Farm Hall -- Explaining the project, the world -- The later years

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