Science: Complementarity in Chicago

There is a general distinction between U. S. and European scientists which became patent last week when five Nobel Laureates from Europe* joined two from the U. S.† at the convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago. Americans work primarily with instruments. Europeans with imagination. Thus Danish Niels Bohr's philosophizing about the unmeasurable duality of Nature before the A. A. A. S. was a fascinating novelty which his audience tried hard to understand.

Professor Bohr, who has invented a very useful description of the atom, first pointed to Professor Einstein's relativity laws which say...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!