We asked Wabash faculty what they were reading and
recommending to friends
Here was Paul's response:
Michael Frayn's Copenhagen, a play about
a meeting between Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg
in 1941, is a good read. The meeting is a matter of historical concern
because the discussion the two physicists had remains a mystery. Some
say Heisenberg was trying to find out if an atomic bomb was possible.
Others say Heisenberg was trying to persuade Bohr to work on a Nazi a-bomb
project. Frayn has attempted to write the play using their philosophical
Those who have seen the play found it exciting, and it
will be made into a movie.
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