Quantum Theory: A Two-Time Success Story

Yakir Aharonov Festschrift

  • Daniele C. Struppa
  • Jeffrey M. Tollaksen
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Quantum Mechanics and Reality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Gross
      Pages 3-8
    3. A. J. Leggett
      Pages 9-20
    4. Yakir Aharonov, Sandu Popescu, Jeff Tollaksen
      Pages 21-36
  3. Building Blocks of Nature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Shmuel Nussinov
      Pages 53-69
  4. Time and Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Leonard Susskind
      Pages 73-100
    3. P. C. W. Davies
      Pages 101-112
    4. James B. Hartle
      Pages 113-128
  5. Universe as a Wavefunction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Philip Pearle
      Pages 131-156
    3. Sean M. Carroll, Charles T. Sebens
      Pages 157-169
    4. David Albert
      Pages 171-182
  6. Nonlocality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Daniel Rohrlich
      Pages 205-211
    3. Raymond Y. Chiao, Robert W. Haun, Nader A. Inan, Bong-Soo Kang, Luis A. Martinez, Stephen J. Minter et al.
      Pages 213-246
  7. Weak Values

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Andrew N. Jordan, Jeff Tollaksen
      Pages 259-278
    3. Allen D. Parks
      Pages 291-302
    4. Lars M. Johansen
      Pages 303-310
  8. Mathematics of Weak Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Y. Aharonov, F. Colombo, I. Sabadini, D. C. Struppa, J. Tollaksen
      Pages 313-325
    3. M. V. Berry
      Pages 327-336
    4. Neil Turok
      Pages 355-364
  9. Weak Measurement Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Oded Zilberberg, Alessandro Romito, Yuval Gefen
      Pages 377-387
    3. C. Byard, T. Graham, A. Danan, L. Vaidman, A. N. Jordan, P. Kwiat
      Pages 389-395
  10. Yakir Aharonov: Thinking Quantum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. A. Pines
      Pages 399-406

About these proceedings


Yakir Aharonov is one of the leading figures in the foundations of quantum physics. His contributions range from the celebrated Aharonov-Bohm effect (1959), to the more recent theory of weak measurements (whose experimental confirmations were recently ranked as the two most important results of physics in 2011). This volume will contain 27 original articles, contributed by the most important names in quantum physics, in honor of Aharonov's 80-th birthday.

Sections include "Quantum mechanics and reality," with contributions from Nobel Laureates David Gross and Sir Anthony Leggett and Yakir Aharonov, S. Popescu and J. Tollaksen; "Building blocks of Nature" with contributions from Francois Englert (co-proposer of the scalar boson along with Peter Higgs); "Time and Cosmology" with contributions from Leonard  Susskind, P.C.W. Davies and James Hartle; "Universe as a Wavefunction," with contributions from Phil Pearle, Sean Carroll and David Albert; "Nonlocality,"  with contributions from Nicolas Gisin, Daniel Rohrlich, Ray Chiao and Lev Vaidman; and finishing with multiple sections on weak values with contributions from A. Jordan, A. Botero, A.D. Parks, L. Johansen, F. Colombo, I. Sabadini, D.C. Struppa, M.V. Berry, B. Reznik, N. Turok, G.A.D. Briggs, Y. Gefen, P. Kwiat, and A. Pines, among others.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniele C. Struppa
    • 1
  • Jeffrey M. Tollaksen
    • 2
  1. 1.Schmid College of Science and TechnologyChapman UniversityOrangeUSA
  2. 2.Schmid College of Science and TechnologyChapman UniversityOrangeUSA

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