Theater: Uncertain Equations

What happened when two pioneering physicists met?

Werner Heisenberg, the German physicist who died in 1976, was best known for his uncertainty principle, which says that one can never know for sure the behavior of subatomic particles because that behavior is distorted by the very act of observing. But he is nearly as famous for a major uncertainty in his career. As chief of Hitler's nuclear program, he headed the losing side in the race to develop the atom bomb. Was he simply not as smart as his fellow German scientists, the ones who fled Hitler and did their crucial work for the Allies? Or, as some historians...

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