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Heisenberg

1932 in reference to German physicist Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976), pioneer of quantum mechanics. His "uncertainty principle" (deduced in 1927) is that an electron may have a determinate position, or a determinate velocity, but not both.

updated on June 13, 2015

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Definitions of Heisenberg from WordNet

Heisenberg (n.)
German mathematical physicist noted for stating the uncertainty principle (1901-1976);
Synonyms: Werner Karl Heisenberg
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