This book deals with a selection of research topics in theoretical physics that have (almost) been proven to be a dead-end or continue at least to be highly controversial. Nevertheless, small but dedicated research communities continue to work on these issues. In a series of essays this book describes their work and struggle as well as the chances of any breakthrough in these areas. It is written as both an entertainment and serious study.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)|
Table of ContentsMunchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy.- Elementary Probability.- Quantum Probability.- Bayesians.- EPR and the Dangers of Cannabis.- Stapp’s Theory of the Brain.- Hidden Variables.- Bohmian Mechanics.- The Analytic S-matrix Bootstrap.- Nelson and Wiener.- Other Lost Causes.- Some Good Ideas.