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Publisher Comments:

In 1941 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a strange trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr. They were old friends and close colleagues, and they had revolutionised atomic physics in the 1920s with their work together on quantum mechanics and the uncertainty principle. But now the world had changed, and the two men were on opposite sides in a world war. The meeting was fraught with danger and embarrassment, and ended in disaster.

Why the German physicist Heisenberg went to Copenhagen in 1942 and what he wanted to say to the Danish physicist Bohr are questions which have exercised historians of nuclear physics ever since. In Michael Frayn's new play Heisenberg meets Bohr and his wife Margrethe once again to look for the answers, and to work out, just as they had once worked out the internal functioning of the atom, how we can ever know why we do what we do.

 

Synopsis:

A play from Michael Frayn scheduled to premier at the Royal National Theatre, London. The story is of one of the most famous investigations ever conducted by science into the mysteries of the world - and its disastrous ending in the even stranger mysteries of the world within.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 130-132).

About the Author

Michael Frayn's award-winning plays include Alphabetical Order, Make and Break and Noises Off, all of which received Best Comedy of the Year awards, while Benefactors was named Best Play of the Year. Other recent works include Democracy, and Copenhagen, winner of numerous awards including the Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Best Play Awards 1998. In 2007 the Donmar Warehouse premiered his new work The Crimson Hotel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413724908
Author:
Frayn, Michael
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Location:
London :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Nuclear warfare
Subject:
Nuclear Physics
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
British & Irish
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Modern Classics
Series Volume:
vyp. 26
Publication Date:
19980604
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1 lb

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