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The Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive reimagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

In 1941 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a clandestine trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart and friend Neils Bohr. Their work together on quantum mechanics and the uncertainty principle had revolutionized atomic physics. but now the world had changed and the two men were on opposite sides in a world war. Why Heisenberg went to Copenhagen and what he wanted to say to Bohr are questions that have vexed historians ever since. In Michael Frayn's ambitious, fiercely intelligent, and daring new play Heisenberg and Bohr meet once again to discuss the intricacies of physics and to ponder the metaphysical — the very essence of human motivation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385720793
Author:
Frayn, Michael
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Nuclear warfare
Subject:
Nuclear Physics
Subject:
Historical drama
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Nuclear warfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
drama;plays;science;play;physics;fiction;history;theatre;wwii;script;history of science;british;literature;20th century;nuclear;nuclear physics;england;heisenberg;historical fiction;british literature
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1999-209694
Publication Date:
20000831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.41 in. .37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Tony Award-winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive reimagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

In 1941 the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a clandestine trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart and friend Neils Bohr. Their work together on quantum mechanics and the uncertainty principle had revolutionized atomic physics. but now the world had changed and the two men were on opposite sides in a world war. Why Heisenberg went to Copenhagen and what he wanted to say to Bohr are questions that have vexed historians ever since. In Michael Frayn's ambitious, fiercely intelligent, and daring new play Heisenberg and Bohr meet once again to discuss the intricacies of physics and to ponder the metaphysical — the very essence of human motivation.

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