[ RadSafe ] VB: Why was the whispering Heisenberg not executed ?
lars.ingeman at telia.com
Sun Jun 10 12:57:45 CDT 2012
Från: Lars Persson [mailto:lars.ingeman at telia.com]
Skickat: den 10 juni 2012 11:52
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Ämne: VB: Why was the whispering Heisenberg not executed ?
Your message about Bohr and Heiseberg has put my
memory in action -- slowly. Thence the question "Why was the
whispering Heisenberg not executed ? "
Niels Bohr (my former super-boss and office neighbour) had worked
in Manchester with Rutherford. He was known to be an anglophilic. His
friend, the eminent German atomic physicist Werner Heisenberg, was the
one in Germany -- if any -- who would know how to persue the
objective: the Atomic Bomb. Did his competence surpass that possessed
at that juncture by the allied powers ?
If this could be suspected, his meeting Bohr during the war could
put him at risk of being accused of high treason im Dritten Reich.
At the 50th CP1-anniversary our Royal Academy of Sciences invited
the reknown French 'atomic' historian, dr. Goldschmidt. At the
discussion after his lecture, I asked the question above. The response
was lively. I do not recall whether anything similar to a
conclusion/consensus was arrived at.
An (energetic) researcher might be able to find something in the
Academy archive or in dr. Goldsshmidt's papers.
With greetings, also to dr. Franz Schoenhofer,
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