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New PDF release: A Girl Called Dusty: An Intimate Portrait of Dusty

By Sharon Davis

Dusty Springfield is a pop song legend. Goddess of the sixties, reluctant recluse of the seventies, enigmatic icon of the eighties and nineties, she attracted a passionate following. A perfectionist in her paintings, she was once a shy, awkward woman off degree. yet who quite knew her? Who was once the true girl at the back of the black mascara and backcombed hair?

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Heisenberg beschlich dafür zum ersten Mal das Gefühl, dass der Grund für den scheinbar wertlosen Erfolg seiner merk- 2 Eine Nacht auf Helgoland 37 Abb. 4 Werner Heisenberg (Mitte), Wolfgang Pauli (links) und Enrico Fermi (rechts) bei einer Konferenz in Como 1927. (© CERN) würdigen Halbheiten, die jetzt noch bezweifelt wurden, einige Jahre später aber triumphal bestätigt werden sollten, in dem Ausgangspunkt aller Überlegungen steckte. Er musste in der grundlegenden und zum Paradigma erhobenen Annahme der Physiker zu finden sein, dass die Elektronen auf festen und berechenbaren Wegen in einem Atom unterwegs sind, und zwar wie die Planeten auf ihren Umlaufbahnen in einem Sonnensystem.

Heisenberg wird in der Nacht etwas ganz anderes und etwas völlig Neues gelingen, und ich würde seinen Schritt als schöpferische „Einbildung der Natur“ oder als artistische „Einbildung der Atome“ 2 Eine Nacht auf Helgoland 43 bezeichnen, um mit diesen Worten an die erregende „Einbildung Gottes“ anzuknüpfen, die dem Mystiker Meister Eckart im frühen 14. Jahrhundert gelungen ist. Was in der Nacht auf Helgoland passierte, lässt sich sehr wohl als mystisches Erlebnis vorstellen, auch wenn dies im allgemeinen Verständnis nichts in einer Schilderung wissenschaftlicher Fortschritte zu suchen hat.

Natürlich galt dasselbe wie bei den Legosteinen, nämlich das Bruchstück eines Atoms war ein Kern oder ein Elektron, aber kein Atom selbst mehr. Doch während zerbrochene Legosteine unbrauchbar wurden, entstanden aus atomaren Teilen immer wieder Atome. Diese unverwüstliche Gestalt schien die eigentliche Qualität der Atome zu sein, aus denen doch die bleibenden Dinge des Alltags bestanden, aber die damalige Physik konnte diese Qualität nicht einmal im Ansatz erfassen. 1 Als Bohr sich kurz vor dem Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs an die Atome und ihr Verständnis wagte – Heisenberg lungerte damals noch als Teenager in München herum –, stammten zwar seine Vorstellungen aus himmlischen HöIm Anhang zu diesem Buch finden sich Kurzbiographien der im Text genannten Wissenschaftler.

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