Quote by Werner Heisenberg : “I remember discussions with Bohr”

I remember discussions with Bohr which 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: Can nature possibly be so absurd as it […]

Quote by Werner Heisenberg : “Not only is the Universe”

Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think. – Werner Heisenberg

Quote by Werner Heisenberg : “Revere those things beyond science”

Revere those things beyond science which really matter and about which it is so difficult to speak. – Werner Heisenberg

Quote by Werner Heisenberg : “The single life is bearable”

The single life is bearable to me only through my work in science, but for the long term, it would be very bad if I had to make do without a very young person next to me. – Werner Heisenberg

Quote by Werner Heisenberg : “Although the theory of relativity”

Although the theory of relativity makes the greatest of demands on the ability for abstract thought, still it fulfills the traditional requirements of science insofar as it permits a division of the world into subject and object (observer and observed) and, hence, a clear formulation of the law of causality. – Werner Heisenberg

Quote by Werner Heisenberg : “One may say that in”

One may say that in a state of science where fundamental concepts have to be changed, tradition is both the condition for progress and a hindrance. Hence, it usually takes a long time before the new concepts are generally accepted. – Werner Heisenberg

Quote by Werner Heisenberg : “It is generally believed that”

It is generally believed that our science is empirical and that we draw our concepts and our mathematical constructs from the empirical data. If this were the whole truth, we should, when entering into a new field, introduce only such quantities as can directly be observed, and formulate natural laws only by means of these […]

Quote by Werner Heisenberg : “The violent reaction on the”

The violent reaction on the recent development of modern physics can only be understood when one realises that here the foundations of physics have started moving; and that this motion has caused the feeling that the ground would be cut from science. – Werner Heisenberg

Quote by Werner Heisenberg : “Natural science does not simply”

Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves. – Werner Heisenberg

Quote by Werner Heisenberg : “The uncertainty principle refers to”

The uncertainty principle refers to the degree of indeterminateness in the possible present knowledge of the simultaneous values of various quantities with which the quantum theory deals; it does not restrict, for example, the exactness of a position measurement alone or a velocity measurement alone. – Werner Heisenberg