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Unformatted text preview: In 1937 Heisenberg was married to Elisabeth Schumacher, thirteen years his junior. That he should choose a young woman was not a surprise, as he had complained recently that he needed youth to sustain him. A book dealer, Elisabeth had been invited to a party in Heisenberg's social circle, and they had met as he was playing the piano. She provided him with a sense of stability and acceptance at a time when he was feeling increasingly isolated, especially due to the worsening conditions of his country. The couple would have seven children and remain together for the rest of their lives. Meanwhile, Heisenberg's fight for the Munich appointment continued. A petition signed by nearly all the physicists in Germany had apparently quelled the efforts of Lenard and Stark to defeat theory in general and Heisenberg in particular. However, Stark made one Stark to defeat theory in general and Heisenberg in particular....
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- Fall '08