Werner Heisenberg - Quotes

There are 6 quotes by Werner Heisenberg at 95quotes.com. Find your favorite quotations and top quotes by Werner Heisenberg from this hand-picked collection . Feel free to share these quotes and sayings on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr & Twitter or any of your favorite social networking sites.

What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.

What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.

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.

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.

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

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

Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has only a limited range of applicability. ---->>>

The solution of the difficulty is that the two mental pictures which experiment lead us to form - the one of the particles, the other of the waves - are both incomplete and have only the validity of analogies which are accurate only in limiting cases. ---->>>

The problems of language here are really serious. We wish to speak in some way about the structure of the atoms. But we cannot speak about atoms in ordinary language. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: German
Born: December 5, 1901
Birthplace:
Die: 02-01, 1976
Occupation: Physicist
Website:

Werner Karl Heisenberg (; German: [ˈhaɪzənbɛɐ̯k]; 5 December 1901 – 1 February 1976) was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. He published his work in 1925 in a breakthrough paper. In the subsequent series of papers with Max Born and Pascual Jordan, during the same year, this matrix formulation of quantum mechanics was substantially elaborated (wikipedia)