Werner Heisenberg
Historical Figure
Nationality: Germany (born in Kingdom of Bavaria), later West Germany
Date of Birth: 1901
Date of Death: 1976
Cause of Death: Cancer of the kidneys and bladder
Religion: Lutheran
Occupation: Physicist, Author of Non-Fiction
Spouse: Elisabeth Schumacher
Children: Seven
Fictional Appearances:
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Date of Death: 1946
Cause of Death: Shot in the head
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Tilting the Balance
Type of Appearance: Direct
Date of Death: 1943
Cause of Death: Meltdown of an atomic pile
In the Presence of Mine Enemies
POD: c. 1940
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Date of Death: Unrevealed
The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump
POD: Prehistory
Type of Appearance: Posthumous(?) reference
Nationality: Alemania
Occupation: Thaumaturge

Werner Heisenberg (5 December 1901 – 1 February 1976) was a German theoretical physicist who made foundational contributions to quantum mechanics and is best known for asserting the uncertainty principle of quantum theory.

The German nuclear energy project, also known informally as the Uranium Club, began in 1939 under the auspices of the German Ordnance Office. In 1942, control of the project was relinquished to the Reich Research Council. After World War II, Heisenberg was detained by Allied troops. He subsequently was returned to civilian life, becoming an opponent of the nuclear armament of West Germany.

Werner Heisenberg in The Man With the Iron Heart[]

Werner Heisenberg (1901-1946) was one of nine German scientists captured by the Allies at the end of World War II. He was taken to Britain for interrogation in 1945, and returned to Germany in 1946. He and the other scientists were held in Alswede.[1] In a daring raid led personally by Reinhard Heydrich, the German Freedom Front kidnapped the physicists. Unfortunately, Heisenberg was accidentally shot in the head by one of Heydrich's men.[2]

Werner Heisenberg in Worldwar[]

Werner Heisenberg (1901-1943) led Germany's atomic bomb program in Hechingen during the war against the Race. He initially escaped death when he was outside of Berlin the day the Race destroyed it with an explosive-metal bomb,[3] While he and his team initially made great progress with a quantity of plutonium obtained by Heinrich Jäger,[4] it fell to disaster when the atomic pile they were working on melted down after Heisenberg took the pile over critical, and Heisenberg was killed.[5]. Direction of the project was taken over by Heisenberg's rival, Kurt Diebner, whose work ultimately allowed Germany to build atomic bombs and thus survive the war against the Race.[6]

Werner Heisenberg in In the Presence of Mine Enemies[]

Werner Heisenberg was instrumental in convincing Adolf Hitler of the value of the atomic bomb. The bomb was crucial to the Greater Germanic Empire's eventual dominance of the globe.[7]

A statue of Heisenberg stood at Friedrich Wilhelm University. Designed by Hitler's favorite sculptor Arno Breker, the statue was a highly idealized, heroic Aryan depiction of the less-than-imposing Heisenberg.[8]

Werner Heisenberg in The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump[]

Werner Heisenberg was an Alemanian thaumaturge who coined the famous Thaumaturgic Principle: "the mere act of observation magically affects that which is being observed."[9]


  1. The Man With the Iron Heart, pg 182.
  2. Ibid., pg. 203.
  3. In the Balance, pg. 164.
  4. Tilting the Balance, pgs. 107-108.
  5. Ibid., pg. 386-388.
  6. Ibid., pg. 388.
  7. In the Presence of Mine Enemies, pg. 34.
  8. Ibid.
  9. The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump, p. 139.