By Wook Kim
Updated June 20, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

Faust in Copenhagen

In 1932, some of the world’s leading physicists traveled to Copenhagen to talk about exciting developments in their rapidly evolving field. It was the annus mirabilis of modern physics and the fruit of these discussions — led by such luminaries as Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli, and Walter Heisenberg — would change the world. But even as the lively debate took place, these bright minds were aware of the political clouds darkening the skies of Europe — forcing each to grapple with the impact of their discoveries. Gino Segre’s engaging Faust in Copenhagen is an unexpectedly poignant tale of inspiration and difficult choices. B

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