Encounters with Einstein: And Other Essays on People, Places, and Particles
Princeton University Press, Oct 21, 1989 - Science - 141 pages
In nine essays and lectures composed in the last years of his life, Werner Heisenberg offers a bold appraisal of the scientific method in the twentieth century--and relates its philosophical impact on contemporary society and science to the particulars of molecular biology, astrophysics, and related disciplines. Are the problems we define and pursue freely chosen according to our conscious interests? Or does the historical process itself determine which phenomena merit examination at any one time? Heisenberg discusses these issues in the most far-ranging philosophical terms, while illustrating them with specific examples.
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This book had been sitting on my shelf for decades. Finally got around to reading it. It is for a general audience but one already versed in particle physics. So it is a bit dense. It's interesting ... Read full review
Tradition in Science
Development of Concepts in the History
The Beginnings of Quantum Mechanics
Cosmic Radiation and Fundamental
What is an Elementary Particle?
The Role of Elementary Particle Physics in
Encounters and Conversations with Albert Einstein
The CorrectnessCriteria for Closed Theories in Physics
Epilogue by HansPeter Dürr