Only weeks after Heisenberg completed the third paper of his nuclear physics trilogy

Only weeks after Heisenberg completed the third paper of his nuclear physics trilogy

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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  everything they could to slow down the mass emigration of scientists, promoting the  hope that conditions would improve soon. However, the situation only worsened and  they could do little to prevent it. Heisenberg even became angry at Schrödinger for  resigning from Berlin despite being non-Jewish and therefore out of harm's way. 
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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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Only weeks after Heisenberg completed the third paper of his nuclear physics trilogy

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