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Karl Werner Heisenberg

Datum narození: 5. prosinec 1901
Datum úmrtí: 1. únor 1976

Werner Karl Heisenberg byl německý fyzik, nositel Nobelovy ceny z roku 1932 za svou roli ve vytváření kvantové mechaniky.


„V diktatuře mohou klást aktivní odpor jen lidé, kteří zdánlivě s režimem spolupracují. Kdo se proti němu vysloví veřejně, ztrácí příležitost k jakémukoliv účinnému odporu.

„Expert je někdo, kdo zná některé nejhorší chyby, které je možné udělat v jeho oboru, a ví, jak se jim vyhnout.“


„Ideje nejsou zodpovědné za to, co z nich lidé udělají.“

„Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think.“ Across the Frontiers

„The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.“

„What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.“ Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science

„I remember discussions withwhich went through many hours till very late at night and ended almost in despair; and when at the end of the discussion I went alone for a walk in the neighbouring park I repeated to myself again and again the question:?“

„There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them.“


„The reality we can put into words is never reality itself.“

„An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them.“

„Whenever we proceed from the known into the unknown we may hope to understand, but we may have to learn at the same time a new meaning of the word 'understanding.“ Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science

„Quantum theory provides us with a striking illustration of the fact that we can fully understand a connection though we can only speak of it in images and parables.“


„I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of. In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which can be expressed unambiguously only in mathematical language.“

„[T]he atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.“

„In the history of science, ever since the famous trial of Galileo, it has repeatedly been claimed that scientific truth cannot be reconciled with the religious interpretation of the world. Although I an now convinced that scientific truth is unassailable in its own field, I have never found it possible to dismiss the content of religious thinking as simply part of an outmoded phase in the consciousness of mankind, a part we shall have to give up from now on, Thus in the course of my life I have repeatedly been compelled to ponder on the relationship of these two regions of though, for I have never been able to doubt the reality of that to which they point.“

„We have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself but
nature exposed to our method of questioning.“

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