Heisenberg, Werner Karl (1901–1976)

Werner Heisenberg

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.