While Heisenberg was struggling with these problems

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While Heisenberg was struggling with these problems, his father passed away in 1930.  Their relationship had become rather distant; while Heisenberg appreciated his father's  support, he also became annoyed at his attempts to meddle in his career. Perhaps what  moved Heisenberg most at the time of his father's death were feelings of his own  mortality. He retreated for a short time from the big questions to pursue teaching and  other work more earnestly, feeling that answers would come only with further  experimental evidence. 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, 
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