Foundations of Physics

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 347–361 | Cite as

Is physics at the threshold of a new stage of evolution?

  • R. Rompe
  • H. -J. Treder
Part II. Invited Papers Dedicated To Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
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Abstract

Starting from Planck's thesis concerning the aims and methods of theoretical physics as stated in his famous lecture (Leiden, 1908) onDie Einheit des physikalischen Weltbildes and his lectures in the next year at Columbia University, we discuss some aspects of physics and mathematics in our time. We compare relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and atomic physics at their inception with the situation today in field theories, elementary particle physics, and mathematical physics.

Keywords

Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Mechanic Mathematical Physic Theoretical Physic 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Rompe
    • 1
  • H. -J. Treder
    • 2
  1. 1.GDR Physical SocietyBerlinGDR
  2. 2.Zentralinstitut für Astrophysik der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDRPotsdam-BabelsbergGDR

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