Werner Heisenberg
#110 Overall Influence

Werner Heisenberg

German theoretical physicist

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Why is this person notable and influential?

Werner Karl Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. He published his work in 1925 in a breakthrough paper. In the subsequent series of papers with Max Born and Pascual Jordan, during the same year, this matrix formulation of quantum mechanics was substantially elaborated. He is known for the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, which he published in 1927. Heisenberg was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the creation of quantum mechanics”.

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Schools

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Humboldt University of Berlin
Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university located in Berlin, Germany

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Leipzig University
Leipzig University

University in Leipzig, Germany

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University of Copenhagen

Public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark

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University of Göttingen
University of Göttingen

University in the city of Göttingen, Germany

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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

German university in Munich, Bavaria

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University of St Andrews
University of St Andrews

University in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory
  • The Part and The Whole

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#4 World Rank
Physics
#61 World Rank
Mathematics