Matrix mechanics 1221 Heisenbergs approach

Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) was one of Bohr's young and very bright students who first visited the Institute in 1924.

He had the idea that one should try to construct a theory in terms of quantities which were provided by experiment, rather than to build it up on the basis of a model which involved many quantities which could not be observed. Things like electron orbits cannot be measured directly; it is better to try to write down mathematical formulations that relate directly to observable facts.

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