David Bohm

A Life Dedicated to Understanding the Quantum World

  • Olival Freire Junior

Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

About this book


This authoritative biography addresses the life and work of the quantum physicist David Bohm. Although quantum physics is considered the soundest physical theory, its strange and paradoxical features have challenged - and continue to challenge - even the brightest thinkers. David Bohm dedicated his entire life to enhancing our understanding of quantum mysteries, in particular quantum nonlocality. His work took place at the height of the cultural/political upheaval in the 1950's, which led him to become the most notable American scientist to seek exile in the last century. The story of his life is as fascinating as his ideas on the quantum world are appealing.


David Bohm biography Quantum nonlocality Wholeness and the implicate order Bohmian interpretation Hidden variables Causal interpretation Bohm and Khrisnamurti Pilot wave theory Bohm communism and McCarthyism

Authors and affiliations

  • Olival Freire Junior
    • 1
  1. 1.SalvadorBrazil

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-22714-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-22715-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-0613
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-0621
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