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Heisenberg is a German surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Werner Heisenberg (1901–1976), renowned German physicist and a key contributor to quantum mechanics
  • Jochen Heisenberg (born 1939), German physicist, son of Werner Heisenberg
  • Martin Heisenberg (born 1940), German neurobiologist and geneticist, son of Werner Heisenberg
  • Benjamin Heisenberg (born 1974), German film director and screenwriter, son of Martin Heisenberg

Fictional characters

  • Walter White (Breaking Bad), the lead character on AMC's Breaking Bad, who adopted the name as his clandestine alias in tribute to Werner Heisenberg