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Heisenberg, Werner Karl

Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪz(ə)nbəːɡ/
Pronunciation: /ˈhaɪznbɛrk/
(1901–76), German mathematical physicist and philosopher. He developed a system of quantum mechanics based on matrix algebra in which he stated his famous uncertainty principle (1927). For this and his discovery of the allotropic forms of hydrogen he was awarded the 1932 Nobel Prize for Physics.

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