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The Quantum Dissidents : Rebuilding the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (1950-1990)

Author: Olival Freire Junior
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the fascinating story of the people and events behind the turbulent changes in attitudes to quantum theory in the second half of the 20th century.

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Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olival Freire Junior
ISBN: 9783662446621 3662446626
OCLC Number: 900797866
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (XVI, 356 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Challenging the monocracy of the Copenhagen school.- The Everettian heresy.- The monocracy is broken.- The Tausk Controversy on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: Physics, Philosophy, and Politics.- Either local hidden variables or quantum theory.- Cultural revolution and the quantum dissidents.- Acceleration in research on foundations.- Quantum dissidents.- Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Olival Freire Junior.

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