Quantum Theory: A Two-Time Success Story

Yakir Aharonov Festschrift

  • Daniele C. Struppa
  • Jeffrey M. Tollaksen

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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-5217-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5216-1
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5217-8
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