Niels Bohr, 1913-2013: Poincaré Seminar 2013

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Olivier Darrigol, Bertrand Duplantier, Jean-Michel Raimond, Vincent Rivasseau
Birkhäuser, Apr 7, 2016 - Science - 221 pages

This fourteenth volume in the Poincaré Seminar Series is devoted to Niels Bohr, his foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory and their continuing importance today. This book contains the following chapters: - Tomas Bohr, Keeping Things Open; - Olivier Darrigol, Bohr's Trilogy of 1913; -John Heilbron, The Mind that Created the Bohr Atom; - Serge Haroche & Jean-Michel Raimond, Bohr's Legacy in Cavity QED; - Alain Aspect, From Einstein, Bohr, Schrödinger to Bell and Feynman: a New Quantum Revolution?; - Antoine Browaeys, Interacting Cold Rydberg Atoms: A Toy Many-Body System; - Michel Bitbol & Stefano Osnaghi, Bohr ́s Complementarity and Kant ́s Epistemology. Dating from their origin in lectures to a broad scientific audience these seven chapters are of high educational value.


This volume is of general interest to physicists, mathematicians and historians.

 

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Contents

On the Constitution of Atoms and Molecules
12
Keeping Things Open
35
The Mind that Created the Bohr Atom
54
Bohrs Legacy in Cavity QED
103
A New Quantum Revolution?
147
A Toy ManyBody System
176
Bohrs Complementarity and Kants Epistemology
199
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