Research report 2019 - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Heisenberg and the search for a final theory
Blum, Alexander S
Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe „Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Program“
SummaryThe search for a „final theory“ was a leitmotif of physics in the 20th Century. The Max Planck Research Group „Historical Epistemology of the Final Theory Program“, headed by Alexander Blum, studies and assesses this century-long search, using the methods of historical epistemology. Here it presents the (failed) attempts of the later Werner Heisenberg at constructing such a final theory.