Physics in Perspective

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 243–261 | Cite as

The Drawing or Why History Is Not Mathematics

  • Jeremy BernsteinEmail author
Original Article


The mystery of whether or not Werner Heisenberg gave Niels Bohr a drawing that Bohr came to believe was that of a German nuclear weapon, is discussed and resolved.

Hans Bethe Aage Bohr Niels Bohr James Chadwick Leslie Groves Werner Heisenberg J. Hans D. Jensen J. Robert Oppenheimer Abraham Pais Rudolf Peierls Robert Serber Edward Teller Victor Weisskopf Copenhagen German Bomb Project Los Alamos Manhattan Project chain reaction nuclear fission nuclear reactor moderator plutonium uranium 


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© Birkhäuser-Verlag Basel 2003

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