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SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology

Heisenberg’s 1958 Weltformel and the Roots of Post-Empirical Physics

Authors: Blum, Alexander

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  • Provides the first detailed, balanced, and scientifically informed study of Heisenberg's notorious Weltformel
  • Allows readers to form their own opinions
  • A detailed study of the rise and fall of an approach to finding a final theory of physics
  • Gives insights into the current search for quantum gravity
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This book presents the first detailed account of Werner Heisenberg’s failed attempt to find a theory of everything in the autumn of his career. It further investigates what we can learn from his failure in relation to the search for a final theory of physics, an endeavour that continues to define research in fundamental physics to this day. Thereby it provides the first historically informed contribution to the current debate on post-empirical physics and the state of particle physics.

About the authors

Alexander S. Blum received a PhD in theoretical particle physics from the University of Heidelberg in 2009. He then moved to the history of science, joining the Max Planck Institute in Berlin in 2010. In 2018 he started his own Max Planck Research Group, entitled "Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Program."

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20645-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20644-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heisenberg’s 1958 Weltformel and the Roots of Post-Empirical Physics
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20645-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20645-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-20644-4
Series ISSN
2211-4564
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 66
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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