Heisenberg, Werner Karl (1901–1976)
Werner Heisenberg was a German mathematical physicist and philosopher, professor at Leipzig and
later in Berlin, who is best known for his discovery in 1927 of the uncertainty
principle. Heisenberg was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize in Physics for
his theory of matrix mechanics, a form of quantum
mechanics, born out of his rejection of any kind of model of the atom.