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In 1911, Heisenberg enrolled in the Maximilians-Gymnasium, a school was headed by  his maternal grandfather, Nikolaus Wecklein. Under Wecklein's leadership, the school  had acquired a reputation as academically and socially elite. Its distinguished alumni  included Max Planck, one of Heisenberg's major forerunners in quantum mechanics.  Despite trends in Germany toward the teaching of more practical skills, the Max- Gymnasium's educational approach remained staunchly classical. Heisenberg therefore  spent the majority of his hours on Greek and Latin, with slightly less attention paid to  mathematics, and very little attention paid to physics, which was the least significant  subject aside from drawing. Only the outbreak of war in 1914 was able to reverse the  trend, as science and technology found favor in both students and the Interior Ministry. In 1913 Heisenberg experienced one of the highlights of his youth. Ludwig, the Prince 
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