Quo Vadis Quantum Mechanics?: Developments Of Quantum Mechanics In The 21st Century

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 19, 2005 - Computers - 421 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

What Is the Measurement Problem Anyway? Introductory Reflections on Quantum Puzzles
1
Radically Quantum Liberation and Purification from Classical Prejudice
7
Quantum Physics as a Science of Information
47
Quantum Theory Looks at Time Travel
63
What Connects Different Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics?
73
Is Quantum Mechanics the Whole Truth?
83
Roundtable Discussion I Physical Theories Present and Future
91
Determinism Beneath Quantum Mechanics
99
On HamiltonJacobi Theory as a Classical Root of Quantum Theory
239
Roundtable Discussion II Quantum Mechanics and its Limits
275
New Insight into Quantum Entanglement Using Weak Values
283
NonCommutative Quantum Geometry A Reappraisal of the Bohm Approach to Quantum Theory
299
Quantum Phenomena Within a New Theory of Time
325
EventBased Quantum Theory
351
Quantum Phenomena of Biological Systems as Documented by Biophotonics
371
Quantum Theory of the Human Person
397

Relational Quantum Mechanics
113
Matrix Models as NonLocal Hidden Variables Theories
121
Towards a General Operational and Realistic Framework for Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Theory
153
What Is Probability?
209
Roundtable Discussion III Information and Observation
405
Index
413
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