Quantum Reflections

Quantum Reflections

by John Ellis, Daniele Amati
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521088895

ISBN-13: 9780521088893

Pub. Date: 10/30/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume introduces the basic philosophical and conceptual questions underlying the formulation of quantum mechanics, one of the most baffling and far-reaching aspects of modern physics. Chapters by leading thinkers in this field, inspired by the profound work of the late John Bell, debate some of the deepest issues concerning the nature of physical reality,…  See more details below

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This volume introduces the basic philosophical and conceptual questions underlying the formulation of quantum mechanics, one of the most baffling and far-reaching aspects of modern physics. Chapters by leading thinkers in this field, inspired by the profound work of the late John Bell, debate some of the deepest issues concerning the nature of physical reality, including the theory of physical measurements, how to test quantum mechanics, and how classical and quantum physics are related. This book will engage students with a background in quantum physics who wish to explore in more detail its philosophical aspects; practicing scientists not content with blindly applying the rules of quantum mechanics; and other readers interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the philosophy of physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521088893
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword D. Amati and J. Ellis; Biographical notes on John S. Bell M. Bell; 1. On Bell Non-locality without probabilities: some curious geometry R. Penrose; 2. Reality in neutron interference experiments H. Rauch; 3. Testing Bell's inequalities A. Aspect; 4. Beyond conventional quantum mechanics G. Ghirardi; 5. Quantum effects in accelerator physics J. M. Leinaas; 6. New Aspects of Bell's theorem A. Shimony; 7. Does quantum mechanics carry the seeds of its own destruction? K. Gottfried; 8. John Bell and the moral aspect of quantum mechanics K. Gottfried and N. D. Mermin; 9. Remembering John Bell R. Jackiw.

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