A Century of Quantum Mechanics

  • David GrossEmail author


Approximately one hundred years after its formulation, quantum mechanics is the most successful of all the frameworks discovered to describe physical reality. In this paper I review its successes; namely that it works, that it makes sense and that it is hard to modify. Finally, I discuss where, at the frontiers of knowledge, our present quantum mechanical framework might breakdown. [Editors note: For a video of the talk given by Prof. Gross at the Aharonov-80 conference in 2012 at Chapman University, see]

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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