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Introduction

  • Alexander S. BlumEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSHIST)

Abstract

In 1958, Werner Heisenberg, in his 57th year, jumped the shark. At the Max Planck centennial in Berlin, he presented what others would label his Weltformel (World Formula), a final theory reducing all of physics, known and unknown, to the interactions of one elementary quantum field.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für WissenschaftsgeschichteBerlinGermany

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