Time, Quantum and Information

  • Lutz Castell
  • Otfried Ischebeck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-13
  2. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and His Role in the Physics of the 20th Century

  3. Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Contributions to Nuclear and Astrophysics and Their Impact on the Development of Physics

  4. The Unity of Nature and the Nature of Time

  5. The Structure of Quantum Theory and Its Interpretation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Harald Atmanspacher, Hans Primas
      Pages 301-321
    3. Časlav Brukner, Anton Zeilinger
      Pages 323-354
    4. Dirk Graudenz
      Pages 355-360
  6. The Ur-Hypothesis and Its Implications for Particle Physics and Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Lutz Castell
      Pages 363-365
    3. Heinrich Saller
      Pages 385-395
    4. David Ritz Finkelstein
      Pages 397-407
    5. Jörg D. Becker, Lutz Castell
      Pages 421-425
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 431-454

About this book


This collection of essays presented to Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker on the occasion of his 90th birthday addresses a wide readership interested in astronomy, physics, and the history and philosophy of science. The articles treat subjects such as the social responsibility of scientists, thermonuclear processes in stars and stellar neutrinos, turbulence and the emergence of planetary systems. Furthermore, considerable attention is paid to the unity of nature, the nature of time, and to information about, and interpretation of, the structure of quantum theory, all important philosophical problems of our times. The last section describes von Weizsäcker's ur-hypothesis and how it will theoretically permit the construction of particles and interactions from quantized bits of information.


Chaos Concept of Time Cosmology Natur Planetary System Quantum Information Quantum Logic Thermonuclear Processes Turbulence Universe Ur-hypothesis natural philosophy philosophy of science quantum mechanics science

Editors and affiliations

  • Lutz Castell
    • 1
  • Otfried Ischebeck
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für PhysikMünchenGermany
  2. 2.ZAE BayernGarchingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07892-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10557-3
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