Elegance and Enigma

The Quantum Interviews

  • Maximilian Schlosshauer
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  19. Back Matter
    Pages 291-311

About this book

Introduction

Quantum mechanics is one of mankind's most remarkable intellectual achievements. Stunningly successful and elegant, it challenges our deepest intuitions about the world. In this book, seventeen physicists and philosophers, all deeply concerned with understanding quantum mechanics, reply to Schlosshauer's penetrating questions about the central issues. They grant us an intimate look at their radically different ways of making sense of the theory's strangeness. What is quantum mechanics about? What is it telling us about nature? Can quantum information or new experiments help lift the fog? And where are we headed next? Everyone interested in the contemporary but often longstanding conundrums of quantum theory, whether lay reader or expert, will find much food for thought in these pages. A wealth of personal reflections and anecdotes guarantee an engaging read.

Participants: Guido Bacciagaluppi, Caslav Brukner, Jeffrey Bub, Arthur Fine, Christopher Fuchs, GianCarlo Ghirardi, Shelly Goldstein, Daniel Greenberger, Lucien Hardy, Anthony Leggett, Tim Maudlin, David Mermin, Lee Smolin, Antony Valentini, David Wallace, Anton Zeilinger, and Wojciech Zurek.

Keywords

Bell Inequalities and Nonlocality Foundations of Quantum Mechanics Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics Measurement Problem Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics Quantum Information Quantum Physics and Reality Reconstructions of Quantum Theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Maximilian Schlosshauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Information Austrian Ac. of SciencesInstitute for Quantum Optics and QuantumWienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20880-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-20879-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-20880-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3018
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