About Heisenberg

The DFG Heisenberg program
The
Heisenberg
program
of
the
Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG: German
Research Council) aims at supporting both, young researchers at the
beginning of their scientific carrier and also senior researchers who
have been working in foreign countries, to conduct cuttingedge
research in Germany.
Werner
Heisenberg
was one of the founders of modern quantum mechanics. He
studied theoretical physics with Arnold Sommerfeld in Munich, with Max
Born in Göttingen and with Niels Bohr in Copenhagen. In 1925 he
has presented a first mathematical framework for noncommutative
quantities in quantum theory. In 1927 he has shown that such
observables obey the famous Heisenberg
uncertainty
relations. In the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum
theory, Heisenberg and Bohr have related these issues to Bohr's concept
of complementarity
[REF].
My
own research is related to Heisenbergs work in a particular sense.
Together with Harald
Atmanspacher, I have shown that classical
dynamical systems could exhibit quantumlike properties when the state
space is subjected to a coarsegraining that does not lead to a
generating partition. We refer to this situation as to the "epistemic
quantization" of classical systems (REF,
REF).
These
findíngs
may
also
be
of relevance for the relatively new field of quantum cognition.
Images with courtesy of DFG,
Wikipedia, and Quantum Cognition.