Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

'Copenhagen' recalls historic meeting.(Venue)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

Play ponders conversation between physicists in Nazi-occupied city

"Copenhagen" is a play that resonates for New Mexico. It's about two scientists whose work in quantum physics eventually led to the development of the atom bomb.

It focuses on the relationship between the brilliant physicists Niels Bohr of Denmark and his one-time protege, Werner Heisenberg of Germany. Professionally, Bohr was Heisenberg's mentor. Personally, Bohr was a father figure.

"Copenhagen" also is about ideas, specifically this: What did the two men discuss in a visit that Heisenberg made to Bohr in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen in late October 1941? …

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