A fateful conversation

Chair of Theater Arts Cary Mazer (left) portrays German physicist Werner Heisenberg, Senior Lecturer in Theater Arts James Schlatter is Danish physicist Niels Bohr and Lecturer in Theater Arts Rose Malague plays Margarethe Bohr in the Penn Reading Project’s reading of Michael Frayn’s play “Copenhagen.Ó The play imagines Heisenberg and Bohr’s 1941 conversation about the morality of helping Nazi Germany with the atom bomb. The reading was in the reopened Main Hall of Irvine Auditorium.

Photo by Daniel R. Burke

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Originally published on September 16, 1999