I don’t claim to be any expert, but from reading I’ve done over the years (like Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time, which I did actually read as opposed to simply purchase/borrow from the library to boost my intellectual cred) I have a reasonable understanding of nuclear physics and its relationship to the broader world.
When I read the synopsis for this play, which opens on the Globe Theatre’s main stage tomorrow night, I indentified it immediately as something I’d like to see and review. That’s what I plan to do, so I won’t delve too deeply into the plot other than to note it’s based on a famous meeting between physicists Neils Bohr and Werner Heisenberg (that’s them pictured above) that occured in the Danish capital in 1941.
With WWII raging, a lot of physics research at the time on both the Allied and Axis side was directed toward the development of atomic weapons. And the meeting between Bohr and Heisenberg ultimately had a significant impact on the course of history.
Copenhagen was written by Michael Frayn. It’s on at the Globe until April 10. For ticket info call 525-6400.