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On Quanta, Mind and Matter

Hans Primas in Context

  • H. Atmanspacher
  • A. Amann
  • U. Müller-Herold

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 102)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. The Primas Effect: On Quanta and Beyond

    1. Ulrich Müller-Herold
      Pages 3-8
  3. Hans Primas and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    1. Richard R. Ernst
      Pages 9-38
  4. Fragments of an Algebraic Quantum Mechanics Program for Theoretical Chemistry

  5. Matter

    1. Günter Mahler
      Pages 83-104
    2. H. Narnhofer, W. Thirring
      Pages 105-118
    3. Alfred Rieckers
      Pages 119-150
    4. Karl Gustafson
      Pages 151-166
    5. E. C. G. Sudarshan
      Pages 167-191
    6. Dennis H. Rouvray
      Pages 193-212
    7. Charles P. Enz
      Pages 213-232
  6. Mind

    1. Abner Shimony
      Pages 233-248
    2. Bernard D’Espagnat
      Pages 249-272
    3. Harald Atmanspacher, Frederick Kronz
      Pages 273-297
    4. Vittorio Hösle
      Pages 299-328
    5. Wilhelm Just
      Pages 329-365
    6. Carl Friedrich Von Weizsäcker
      Pages 367-371
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 373-398

About this book

Introduction

INSTEAD OF A "FESTSCHRIFT" In June 1998 Hans Primas turned 70 years old. Although he himself is not fond of jubilees and although he likes to play the decimal system of numbers down as contingent, this is nevertheless a suitable occasion to reflect on the professional work of one of the rare distinguished contempo­ rary scientists who attach equal importance to experimental and theoretical and conceptual lines of research. Hans Primas' interests have covered an enormous range: methods and instruments for nuclear magnetic resonance, theoretical chemistry, C* - and W* -algebraic formulations of quantum me­ chanics, the measurement problem and its various implications, holism and realism in quantum theory, theory reduction, the work and personality of Wolfgang Pauli, as well as Jungian psychology. In many of these fields he provided important and original food for thought, in some cases going far beyond the everyday business in the scien­ tific world. As is the case with other scientists who are conceptually inno­ vative, Hans Primas is read more than he is quoted. His influence is due to his writings. Even with the current flood of publications, he still performs the miracle of having scientists eagerly awaiting his next publication.

Keywords

philosophy of nature quantum dynamics quantum mechanics quantum theory spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Atmanspacher
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Amann
    • 3
  • U. Müller-Herold
    • 4
  1. 1.Institut für Grenzgebiete der PsychologieFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische PhysikGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Universitätsklinik für AnästhesieLeopold-Franzens-UniversitätInnsbruckAustria
  4. 4.Departement für UmweltnaturwissenschaftenETH ZürichSwitzerland

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