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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2003

    Very enjoyable...

    I would suggest reading this for a variety of reasons. However, I think the best reason is that it is extremely well written and the characters interact in a natural and believable way. Don't let the topic scare you. Anyone can read this and find it enjoyable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2001

    Bohr and Heisenberg : Why did they meet?

    In the first act of this play; Neils Bohr's wife,Margrethe,turns to her husband and asks ' Why did he come to Copenhagen? '. Bohr, who initially developed the basics of quantum mechanics, and Heisenberg , who had studied under Bohr and eventually formulated the famous uncertainty principle, were old friends and colleagues in the 1920's and 1930's. However, by 1941 their friendship had been severely strained by the Nazis' brutal oppression of Europe. Moreover, Heisenberg had chosen to remain in Nazi Germany. Suddenly, in the midst of all the chaos which has engulfed Europe, Heisenberg traveled to Copenhagen to meet with his old mentor and friend Bohr. Why he went to Copenhagen has fascinated historians for decades. Some believe that it was to convey to Bohr that Germany was planning to develop an atomic bomb. This meeting is the central theme of Frayn's wonderful play. Frayn tells this story through only three characters; Margarethe, Bohr, and Heisenberg. His characters explore a plethora of scientific and moral questions. I would recommend seeing Mr. Frayn's play performed on stage but if you can't , and if you have ever wondered why Heisenberg went to Copenhagen,then by all means purchase a copy of this marvelous work.

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    Posted January 7, 2009

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