Taking Copenhagen to Harvard

Karen MacDonald, John Kuntz and I visited Peter Galison’s History of Science class at Harvard last week and read a section from Copenhagen. It was part of Peter’s lecture on Werner Heisenberg and the German nuclear project; a group of students also read from the “Farm Hall transcripts” – records of conversations between Heisenberg and his colleagues when they were held captive in Britain. We had a fascinating morning, and a great conversation with the students (more than 150 of them) about the relationship between Michael Frayn’s play and the historical facts on which it is based.

– Gideon Lester

Copenhagen at Harvard


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