• Gordon Haaland
Part of the Lie Groups: History, Frontiers and Applications book series (LGR, volume 11)


My experience with physics was initially limited to a standard college course, but as I pursued my own academic career I became more familiar with physics through the philosophy of science. As I studied psychology, much of the concern that psychology had in terms of both theory and experiment led retrospectively to the literature of the thirties, forties and fifties in areas like the unity of science movement, the whole change in logical positivism, and the impact of contemporary quantum mechanics on the epistemology of science. I was fascinated to find many of the eminent physicists of the day being in the forefront of some of those epistemological issues, particularly the relation between theory and experiment.


Field Theory Logical Positivism Quantum Field Theory Quantum Mechanic String Theory 
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© Robert Hermann 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gordon Haaland
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  1. 1.University of New HampshireUSA

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