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Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Oral history interview with Werner Heisenberg, 1962 November 30, 1963 February 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 22, 25, 27, 28 and 1963 July 5, 12.
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with circa 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: Guido Beck, Richard Becker, Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Harald Bohr, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Max Born, Gregory Breit, Burrau, Constantin Carathǒdory, Geoffrey Chew, Arthur Compton, Richard Courant, Charles Galton Darwin, Peter Josef William Debye, David Mathias Dennison, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Dp̲el, Drude (Paul's son), Paul Drude, Paul Ehrenfest, Albert Einstein, Walter M. Elsasser, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, John Stuart Foster, Ralph Fowler, James Franck, Walther Gerlach, Walter Gordon, Hans August Georg Grimm, Wilhelm Hanle, G. H. Hardy, Karl Ferdinand Herzfeld, David Hilbert, Helmut Hn̲l, Heinz Hopf, Friedrich Hund, Ernst Pascual Jordan, Oskar Benjamin Klein, Walter Kossel, Hendrik Anthony Kramers, Adolph Kratzer, Ralph de Laer Kronig, Rudolf Walther Ladenburg, Alfred Land,̌ Wilhelm Lenz, Frederick Lindemann (Viscount Cherwell), Mrs. Maar, Majorana (father), Ettore Majorana, Fritz Noether, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Franca Pauli, Wolfgang Pauli, Robert Wichard Pohl, Arthur Pringsheim, Ramanujan, A. Rosenthal, Adalbert Wojciech Rubinowicz, Carl Runge, R. Sauer, Erwin Schrd̲inger, Selmeyer, Hermann Senftleben, John Clarke Slater, Arnold Sommerfeld, Johannes Stark, Otto Stern, Tollmien, B. L. van der Waerden, John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, Woldemar Voigt, John Von Neumann, A. Voss, Victor Frederick Weisskopf, H. Welker, Gregor Wentzel, Wilhelm Wien, Eugene Paul Wigner; Como Conference, Kapitsa Club, Kbenhavns Universitet, Solvay Congress (1927), Solvay Congress (1962), Universitt̃ Gt̲tingen, Universitt̃ Leipzig, Universitt̃ M nchen, and University of Chicago.
Beck, Guido, 1903-1988
Blackett, P. M. S. (Patrick Maynard Stuart), Baron Blackett, 1897-1974.
Bohr, Harald August, 1887-1951.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981-
Carathǒdory, Constantin, 1873-1950
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957.
Chew, Geoffrey F.
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
Courant, Richard, 1888-1972.
Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966-
Dennison, David M, (David Mathias), 1900-1976-
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Dp̲el, Robert
Drude, Paul, 1863-1906.
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988
Foster, John Stuart
Fowler, R. H. (Ralph Howard), 1889-1944.
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Gerlach, Walther, 1889-1979-
Gordon, Walter
Grimm, Hans August Georg
Hanle, Wilhelm, 1901-
Hardy, G. H. (Godfrey Harold) 1877-1947.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Herzfeld, Karl F. (Karl Ferdinand), 1892-
Hilbert, David, 1862-1943.
Hn̲l, Helmut
Hopf, Heinz
Hund, Friedrich, 1896-1997
Jordan, Pascual, 1902-1980
Klein, Oskar.
Kossel, W. (Walther Ludwig Julius), 1888-1956
Kramers, Hendrik Anthony, 1894-1952.
Kratzer, Adolph
Kronig, R. (Ralph), 1904-
Ladenburg, Rudolf Walther, 1882-1952
Land,̌ Alfred, 1888-
Lenz, Wilhelm
Majorana, Ettore.
Majorana, Fabio Massimo
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958.
Pohl, Robert Wichard, 1884-1976.
Pringsheim, Arthur
Ramanujan
Rubinowicz, Wojciech.
Runge, Carl, 1856-1927.
Schrd̲inger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Slater, John C, (John Clarke), 1900-1976.
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Stark, Johannes, 1874-1957.
Stern, Otto, 1888-1969-
Tollmien, Walter Gustav
Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980
Voigt, Woldemar, 1850-1919.
Voss, A.
Waerden, B. L. van der (Bartel Leendert), 1903-
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002
Welker, Heinrich Johann, 1912-1981.
Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978.
Wien, W. (Wilhelm), 1864-1928.
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995-
Kapitza Club
Kb̜enhavns universitet
Universitt̃ Gt̲tingen.
Universitt̃ Leipzig
Universitt̃ M nchen.
University of Chicago.
International Congress of Physics (1927: Como, Italy)
Solvay Conference on Physics (1927).
Solvay Conference on Physics (1961).
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Heilbron, J. L. interviewer.
Kuhn, Thomas S. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Archives for the History of Quantum Physics.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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