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Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Quiz


Question 1: From 1929 to 1933, Weizsäcker studied physics, mathematics and astronomy in ________, Göttingen and Leipzig supervised by and in cooperation, e.g., with Heisenberg and Niels Bohr.

Question 2: [1] In July 1940 he was co-author of a report to the Army on the possibility of "energy production" from refined uranium, and which also predicted the possibility of using ________ for the same purpose.

Question 3: From 1957 to 1969, Weizsäcker was professor of ________ at the University of Hamburg.
PhilosophyAristotlePolitical philosophyDavid Hume

Question 4: After his retirement in 1980 he became a Christian pacifist, and intensified his work on the conceptual definition of quantum physics, particularly on the ________.
Many-worlds interpretationIntroduction to quantum mechanicsCopenhagen interpretationQuantum mechanics

Question 5: He was the longest-living member of the research team which performed nuclear research in Germany during the ________, under Werner Heisenberg's leadership.
World War IISoviet occupationsCollaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese War

Question 6: Although the memorandum which the scientists drew up was drafted by Heisenberg, one of those present, ________, later wrote: "The leader in all these discussions was Weizsäcker.
Max von LaueMax PlanckJames FranckAlbert Einstein

Question 7: During the Second World War, Weizsäcker joined the ________, participating in efforts to construct an atomic bomb.
Walther BotheAbraham EsauGerman nuclear energy projectWerner Heisenberg

Question 8: From 1970 to 1980, he was head of the "________ for the Research of Living Conditions in the Modern World" in Starnberg.
MunichKaiser Wilhelm SocietyMax Planck SocietyHeidelberg

Question 9: His special interest as a young researcher was the ________ of atomic nuclei, and the nuclear processes in stars.
PlutoniumNuclear fusionBinding energyHydrogen

Question 10: Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Weizsäcker (June 28, 1912 – 28 April 2007) was a German physicist and ________.
PhilosophyAristotlePolitical philosophyDavid Hume

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