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Heisenberg, Werner [(heye-zuhn-burg)]

A German physicist of the twentieth century. Heisenberg was one of the founders of quantum mechanics, the discoverer of the uncertainty principle, and a leader of Germany's attempt to construct an atomic bomb in World War II.

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