Saturday, April 28, 2007

Last German polymath dead

The physicist and philosopher Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker has died at the age of 94. He was an early mentee of Heisenberg. After WWII he fought vehemently agains the use of the atomic bomb. In 1979 he declined to become president of Germany. He is the brother of Friedrich von Weizsäcker.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

His brother Richard von Weizacker became president in 1984.

Carl Friedrich had a brother Friedrich? Wikipedia will learn more.