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A Friendship's Fission

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Science  14 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5464, pp. 278-279
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5464.278

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Copenhagen. Michael Frayn. Opening at the Royale Theatre, New York, 11 April 2000. Continuing at the Duchess Theatre, London.

Creating Copenhagen A Symposium. Presented by the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the Ensemble Theater/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project, 27 March 2000.

Frayn's award-winning play presents multiple and conflicting versions of Heisenberg's 1941 visit to his mentor and colleague Bohr in Nazi-occupied Denmark. The New York opening was accompanied by a symposium which brought together physicists, historians, and the play's creators to discuss the controversies surrounding the historical meeting and Frayn's drama.

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