Bell’s Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe

  • Menas Kafatos

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 37)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. D. Z. Albert, L. Vaidman
    Pages 1-6
  3. Samuel L. Braunstein, Carlton M. Caves
    Pages 27-36
  4. Asher Peres
    Pages 51-60
  5. William K. Wootters, Brian D. Fields
    Pages 65-67
  6. Daniel M. Greenberger, Michael A. Horne, Anton Zeilinger
    Pages 69-72
  7. Martin R. Jones
    Pages 77-79
  8. Oreste Piccioni, Werner Mehlhop, Brian Wright
    Pages 93-103
  9. O. Costa De Beauregard
    Pages 117-125

About this book

Introduction

Bell's Theorem and its associated implications for the nature of the physical world remain topics of great interest. For this reason many meetings have been recently held on the interpretation of quantum theory and the implications of Bell's Theorem. Generally these meetings have been held primarily for quantum physicists and philosophers of science who have been or are actively working on the topic. Nevertheless, other philosophers of science, mathematicians, engineers as well as members of the general public have increasingly taken interest in Bell's Theorem and its implications. The Fall Workshop held at George Mason University on October 21 and 22, 1988 and titled "Bell's Theorem, Quantum Theory and Conceptions of the Universe" was of a more general scope. Not only it attracted experts in the field, it also covered other topics such as the implications of quantum non-locality for the nature of consciousness, cosmology, the anthropic principle, etc. topics usually not covered in previous meetings of this kind. The meeting was attended by more than one hundred ten specialists and other interested people from all over the world. The purpose of the meeting was not to provide a definitive answer to the general questions raised by Bell's Theorem. It is likely that the debate will go on for quite a long time. Rather, it was meant to contribute to the important dialogue between different disciplines.

Keywords

EPR paradox Relativity probability quantum mechanics theory of relativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Menas Kafatos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0849-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4058-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0849-4
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