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Deep beauty : understanding the quantum world through mathematical innovation

Author: Hans Halvorson
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Top researchers in the mathematical foundations of physics explore how innovation can foster deeper insight into the physical world's structure.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Halvorson
ISBN: 9781107005709 1107005701
OCLC Number: 813624555
Description: XIII, 472 str. : ilustr. ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Beyond the Hilbert Space Formalism: Category Theory: 1. A prehistory of n-categorical physics John C. Baez and Aaron Lauda; 2. A universe of processes and some of its guises Bob Coecke; 3. Topos methods in the foundations of physics Chris J. Isham; 4. The physical interpretation of daseinisation Andreas Doring; 5. Classical and quantum observables Hans F. de Groote; 6. Bohrification Chris Heunen, Nicolaas P. Landsman and Bas Spitters; Part II. Beyond the Hilbert Space Formalism: Operator Algebras: 7. Yet more ado about nothing: the remarkable relativistic vacuum state Stephen J. Summers; 8. Einstein meets von Neumann: locality and operational independence in algebraic quantum field theory Miklos Redei; Part III. Behind the Hilbert Space Formalism: 9. Quantum theory and beyond: is entanglement special? Borivoje Dakic and Caslav Brukner; 10. Is Von Neumann's 'no hidden variables' proof silly? Jeffrey Bub; 11. Foliable operational structures for general probabilistic theories Lucien Hardy; 12. The strong free will theorem John H. Conway and Simon Kochen.
Responsibility: edited by Hans Halvorson.


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