Making Sense of Quantum Mechanics

  • Jean Bricmont

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 295-331

About this book


This book explains, in simple terms, with a minimum of mathematics, why things can appear to be in two places at the same time, why

 correlations between simultaneous events occurring far apart cannot be explained by local mechanisms, and why, nevertheless, the quantum theory can be understood in terms of matter in motion. No need to worry, as some people do, whether a cat can be both dead and alive, whether the moon is there when nobody looks at it, or whether quantum systems need an observer to acquire definite properties. The author’s inimitable and even humorous style makes the book a pleasure to read while bringing a new clarity to many of the longstanding puzzles of quantum physics.


Bell's Inequalities Conceptual Issues in Quantum Physics Contextuality in Quantum Physics Foundations of Quantum Mechanics History of Quantum Mechanics Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics Non Locality in Quantum Mechanics Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics Realism in Quantum Physics de Broglie-Bohm Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Bricmont
    • 1
  1. 1.IRMPUCLouvain SST/IRMP/CGPLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25887-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25889-8
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