Heisenberg would not have to wait long

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Heisenberg would not have to wait long. In early 1932, James Chadwick discovered the  neutron, and shortly afterward Heisenberg published the first modern theory of nuclear  physics. The existence of the neutron helped him explain a number of different forces,  largely concerned with the previously unexplained stability of the nucleus. Only weeks after Heisenberg completed the third paper of his nuclear physics trilogy,  Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany. Within months, thousands of Jews and  political opponents lost their jobs and left the country. Heisenberg, still firm in his belief  that science was above politics and that anti-Semitism was a purely political issue,  made no active response. However, as his colleagues in the scientific world began to  lose their jobs or resign, he turned to the influential Max Planck for advice. Though the  two men, separated by over forty years of age, made an unlikely team, they did 
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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