Einstein and Heisenberg

The Controversy Over Quantum Physics

  • Konrad Kleinknecht

Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Konrad Kleinknecht
    Pages 1-16
  3. Konrad Kleinknecht
    Pages 17-33
  4. Konrad Kleinknecht
    Pages 35-80
  5. Konrad Kleinknecht
    Pages 81-109
  6. Konrad Kleinknecht
    Pages 111-138
  7. Konrad Kleinknecht
    Pages 139-164
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 165-185

About this book


This is a fascinating account of two great scientists of the 20th century: Einstein and Heisenberg, discoverers, respectively, of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. It connects the history of modern physics to the life stories of these two extraordinary physicists.These discoveries laid the foundation of modern physics, without which our digitized world of computers, satellites, and innovative materials would not be possible. This book also describes in comprehensible terms the complicated science underlying the two discoveries.The twin biography highlights the parallels and differences of these two luminaries, showing how their work shaped the 20th century into the century of physics.


Einstein biography Heisenberg biography history of general theory of relativity history of quantum mechanics history of quantum theory Einstein in World War II Heisenberg in World War II World War II physicists 20th century physicists history of atomic bomb A-bomb

Authors and affiliations

  • Konrad Kleinknecht
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität München, Universität MainzMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05263-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05264-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-0613
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-0621
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