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 (hī′zən-bûrg′, -bĕrk′), Werner Karl 1901-1976.
German physicist who won a 1932 Nobel Prize as one of the founders of quantum mechanics. He later developed the uncertainty principle.

Heisenberg

(ˈhaɪzənˌbɜːɡ; German ˈhaizənbɛrk)
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(Biography) Werner Karl (ˈvɛrnər karl). 1901–76, German physicist. He contributed to quantum mechanics and formulated the uncertainty principle (1927): Nobel prize for physics 1932

Hei•sen•berg

(ˈhaɪ zənˌbɜrg)

n.
Werner Karl, 1901–76, German physicist: Nobel prize 1932.
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Keywords: Heisenberg group, Invariant differential operators, Differential operators with constant coefficients.
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After gaining his lecturing qualification in 1984/1985, he was awarded a Heisenberg grant by the German Research Council to work at the Max Planck Institute for Breeding Research in Cologne and from then at the gene center of Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich.
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