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Victor Weisskopf makes a cameo appearance on the left, in the back. Did Heisenberg try to sabotage the German bomb project? What do historians think, in the end, that Heisenberg was trying to do when he visited his mentor Niels Bohr in occupied Copenhagen in the fall of ? This pair of questions, as a pair of cities Hiroshima and Copenhagen , is interesting to me as a historian. One rooted in a controversial act of war, the other in a controversial piece of theatre.

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Look Inside. The Tony Award—winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb. In the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made a clandestine trip to Copenhagen to see his Danish counterpart and friend Niels Bohr.

Their work together on quantum mechanics and the uncertainty principle had revolutionized atomic physics. But now the world had changed and the two men were on opposite sides in a world war. Why Heisenberg went to Copenhagen and what he wanted to say to Bohr are questions that have vexed historians ever since.

Michael Frayn has written plays, novels, and screenplays, in additioin to being a journalist, documentary filmmaker, and translator of Chekhov. The most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many a year…. An electrifying work of art. Copenhagen offers a particular kind of brain-teasing pleasure.

A dazzling fugue. Add to Cart. Also available from:. Available from:. Paperback —. About Copenhagen The Tony Award—winning play that soars at the intersection of science and art, Copenhagen is an explosive re-imagining of the mysterious wartime meeting between two Nobel laureates to discuss the atomic bomb.

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