Symposium Part 1 – Contextualisation of Progress.

The Principle of Uncertainty by Heisenberg (1927)
Hilgewood (2016) proposes that Heisenberg devoted most of his professional life to the study of quantum mechanics, especially the Uncertainty Principle. He proved his theory through a long process of mathematical elaboration. When his famous article was first published (Heinsenberg, 1927 in https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qt-uncertainty/), the title contained a German term: “anschaulich”. The meaning of this word contradicts preciseness and roughly translates as visualisable, intuitive and lucid. The defined and exact language of science has suddenly become very vague and ambiguous.

Points for discussion:
• Can science be imprecise?
• Does everything need to be measurable, therefore certain?

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