Quo Vadis Quantum Mechanics?

  • Avshalom C. Elitzur
  • Shahar Dolev
  • Nancy Kolenda

Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Časlav Brukner, Anton Zeilinger
    Pages 47-61
  3. Daniel M. Greenberger, Karl Svozil
    Pages 63-71
  4. A. J. Leggett
    Pages 83-90
  5. Gerard ’t Hooft
    Pages 99-111
  6. Carlo Rovelli
    Pages 113-120
  7. Simon Saunders
    Pages 209-238
  8. Yakir Aharonov, Shahar Dolev
    Pages 283-297
  9. Avshalom C. Elitzur, Shahar Dolev
    Pages 325-349
  10. Geoffrey F. Chew
    Pages 351-370

About this book

Introduction

For more than a century, quantum mechanics has served as a very powerful theory that has expanded physics and technology far beyond their classical limits, yet it has also produced some of the most difficult paradoxes known to the human mind. This book represents the combined efforts of sixteen of today's most eminent theoretical physicists to lay out future directions for quantum physics. The authors include Yakir Aharonov, Anton Zeilinger; the Nobel laureates Anthony Leggett and Geradus 't Hooft; Basil Hiley, Lee Smolin and Henry Stapp. Following a foreword by Roger Penrose, the individual chapters address questions such as quantum non-locality, the measurement problem, quantum insights into relativity, cosmology and thermodynamics, and the possible bearing of quantum phenomena on biology and consciousness.

Keywords

Cosmology Foundations of physics Interpretation of quantum mechanics Relativistic quantum mechanics Spacetime determinism interpret philosophy probability quantum mechanics quantum physics relativity truth

Editors and affiliations

  • Avshalom C. Elitzur
    • 1
  • Shahar Dolev
    • 2
  • Nancy Kolenda
    • 3
  1. 1.Unit of Interdisciplinary StudiesBar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael
  2. 2.The Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of ScienceThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3.Center for Frontier SciencesTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b137897
  • Copyright Information Center for Frontier Sciences 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22188-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26669-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3018
  • About this book