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Werner Heisenberg

A Bibliography of His Writings

Expanded Edition
Compiled by David C. Cassidy

1990-2001
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1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2001


1990  (back to top)

a. Across the Frontiers. Woodbridge, Conn.: Ox Bow Press.

Reprint of 1974g.
b. .Physik und Philosophie. Stuttgart: S. Hirzel

Reprint of 1959r.

1991  (back to top)

a. Die physikalischen Prinzipien der Quantentheorie. Heidelberg: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag.

Reprint of 1930d..


1992  (back to top)

a.   In Helmut Rechenberg, ed. Deutsche Physik und Jüdische Physik. Munich: R. Piper.
  .1 "Prinzipielle Fragen der modernen Physik," 28-41.

Reprint of 1936f.

  .2
"Die gegenwärtigen Aufgaben der theoretischen Physik," 42-53.

Reprint of 1938g.
  .3

"Der Fortschritt der amerikanischen Physik," 54-56.

Longer version of 1937f.

  .4 "Die Entwicklung der jüngsten Zweige der Atomphysik in Deutschland," 57-65.

Reprint of 1939g.
  .5
"Zum Artikel: Deutsche und jüdische Physik-Entgegnung," 78-80.

Reprint of 1936e.
  .6

"An den Herrn Reichsminister für Erziehung, Wissenschaft und Volksbildung," 81-83. Names of 75 signatories not included.

Reprint of 1989b.1.

  .7 "Die Verhältnisse in der deutschen Physik," 84-89. Previously unpublished draft memo, dated 1938 by the editor.
  .8

"Die Bewertung der 'modernen theoretischen Physik'," 90-106.

Reprint of 1943h.

  .9 "Über das Weltbild der Naturwissenschaft," 107-121.

Reprint of 1984b.3.
  .10 "Die Energiegewinnung aus der Atomkernspaltung," 131-139.

Reprint of 1943r.
  .11 "Memorandum vom 7. August 1945," 140-142.

Reprint of 1989b.2.
  .12 "Über die Arbeiten zur technischen Ausnutzung der Atomkernenergie in Deutschland," 143-156.

Reprint of 1946g.
  .13 "'Gott sei Dank, wir konnten sie nicht bauen'," 157-166.

Reprint of 1967jj.
  .14 "Wissenschaft als Mittel zur Verständigung unter den Völkern," 174-186.

Reprint of 1946h.
  .15 "Erinnerungen an die Entwicklung der Atomphysik in den letzten 50 Jahren," 187-208.

Reprint of 1986a.10.

1993   (back to top)

a. In W. Blum, H.-P. Dürr, H. Rechenberg, eds. Werner Heisenberg: Gesammelte Werke / Collected Works. Series A / Part III. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

First publications:
  .1 "Quantum Mechanics," 593-596. University lecture manuscript, 1930-39.
  .2 "Über die Uranbombe," 618-636. Presentation and discussion during residence at Farm Hall, England, on 14 Aug 1945. Lightly edited from original archival transcript.

Also published: 1993c.2, 1996b.4, 2001a.4
Translated: 1993c.1, 1996b.3, 2001a.3
  .3

(WH and W. Pauli). "On the Isospin Group in the Theory of the Elementary Particles," 337-351. Previously unpublished pre-print, March 1958. Includes note by Pauli withdrawing from co-authorship.

  .4 "Die Verhältnisse in der deutschen Physik," 614-617. Probably 1938.
  .5 "Fortschritte und Schwierigkeiten in der Quantentheorie der Elementarteilchen," 309-319. Lecture presented to meeting of Nobel Prize winners, Lindau, 2 Jul 1953.
b.  

"Philosophische Probleme in der Theorie der Elementarteilchen." Werner Heisenberg in Leipzig 1927-1942. Christian Kleint and Gerald Wiemers, eds. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. Pp. 242-251. (Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, math.-naturwiss. Klasse, Abhandlungen, Band 58, Heft 2)

First published: 1984c.2.

c.   In Operation Epsilon:The Farm Hall Transcripts. Bristol and Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing.
  .1

"Heisenberg gave the following lecture on 14 August...," 125-140.

Translation by British Intelligence of 1993a.2.
Reprinted: 1996b.3, 2001a.3

  .2

"German Text of Lecture given by Professor Heisenberg on August 14th, 1945," 147-164.

Reprint of original transcript of 1993a.2.

  .3

"The Memorandum Signed by the Guests," 102-104.

Translation by British intelligence of 1989b.2.
First publication in part: 1962ff.

  .4

"Top Secret," 105-106

Original German of 1993c.3, first published: 1989b.2.


1994   (back to top)

a. "Über die Grundprinzipien der 'Quantenmechanik." Karl von Meyenn, ed. Quantenmechanik und Weimarer Republik. Braunschweig: Vieweg. Pp. 283-284.

Facsimile reprint of 1927d.
.b. In Arthur I. Miller, ed. Early quantum electrodynamics: A source book. "Frame-setting essay" by Arthur I. Miller. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Papers translated by Walter Grant.
  .1 "The self-energy of the electron," 121-128.

Translation of 1930b.
  .2

"Remarks on radiation theory," 129-135.

Translation of 1931b.

  .3 "Remarks on the Dirac theory of the positron," 169-187.

Translation of 1934a.
  .4 "The universal length appearing in the theory of elementary particles," 244-253.

Translation of 1938a.

1995   (back to top)

a.

"A Lecture on Bomb Physics: February 1942." Physics Today 48, no. 8 (Aug), 27-30.

Translation by William Sweet of 1989a.12.
Reprinted: 1996b.1, 2001a.1


1996   (back to top)

a. Der Teil und das Ganze, Gespräche im Umkreis der Atomphysik. Munich: R. Piper.

Reprint of 1969e.
b. Jeremy Bernstein, ed. Hitler's Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall. Woodbury, New York: American Institute of Physics.
  .1

"The Theoretical Foundations for Obtaining Energy from Fission of Uranium," 373-377.

Reprint of 1995a.

  .2

"Die theoretischen Grundlagen für die Energiegewinnung aus der Uranspaltung," 378-384.

Reprint of 1989a.12.

  .3 "Heisenberg's Lecture on Atomic Bomb Physics, August 14, 1945," 187-209.

Reprint of 1993c.1.
  .4 "German Text of Lecture Given by Professor Heisenberg on August 14th, 1945," 217-232.

Reprint of 1993a.2.
  .5

"The Memorandum Signed by the Guests," 157-159.

Reprint of 1993c.3.

  .6 "Top Secret," 161-163.

Reprint of 1989b.2.

1997   (back to top)

a.   Einführung in die einheitliche Feldtheorie der Elementarteilchen. Stuttgart: S. Hirzel.

Reprint of 1967b.
b.   .Wandlungen in den Grundlagen der Naturwissenschaft. Stuttgart: S. Hirzel.

Reissue of 1959p.
c.  

"Atomic Physics and Causal Law." In Galileo's Commandment: 2,500 Years of Good Science Writing. Edmund Blair Bolles, ed. New York: W.H. Freeman. Pp. 345-354.

Translation of 1952i, excerpted from 1958s.


1998   (back to top)

a.  

Philosophie: Le manuscrit de 1942. Translated and introduced by Catherine Chevalley. Paris: Éditions du Seuil.

Translation of 1984b.4.


1999  (back to top)

a.

Physics and Philosophy: the Revolution in Modern Science. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books.

Reissue of 1958r.


2001   (back to top)

a.   Jeremy Bernstein, ed. Hitler's Uranium Club: The Secret Recordings at Farm Hall. Second revised edition. New York: Copernicus Books.
  .1

"The Theoretical Foundations for Obtaining Energy from Fission of Uranium," 337-341.

Reprint of 1995a.

  .2

"Die theoretischen Grundlagen für die Energiegewinnung aus der Uranspaltung," 341-347.

Reprint of 1989a.12.

  .3

"Heisenberg's Lecture on Atomic Bomb Physics, August 14, 1945," 169-185 .

Reprint of 1993c.1.

  .4 "German Text of Lecture Given by Professor Heisenberg on August 14th, 1945," 191-207.

Reprint of 1993a.2.
  .5 "The Memorandum Signed by the Guests," 147-148.

Reprint of 1993c.3.
  .6 "Top Secret," 149-150.

Reprint of 1989b.2.

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