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Quantum theory at the crossroads : reconsidering the 1927 Solvay Conference

Author: Guido Bacciagaluppi; Antony Valentini
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1927 Solvay conference was very important meeting in the history of quantum theory, but no consensus was reached. This book contains a complete translation of the original proceedings, with background essays on the three main interpretations of quantum theory presented at the conference.
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Guido Bacciagaluppi; Antony Valentini
ISBN: 9780521814218 0521814219 9781107698314 1107698316
OCLC Number: 227191829
Language Note: Includes translation of the proceedings of the conference into English.
Notes: Includes, on p. 251-469, an English translation of the Conference's proceedings, which were published in French in 1928 under the title Électrons et photons.
Description: xxv, 530 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Perspectives on the 1927 Solvay Conference --
Historical introduction --
De Broglie's pilot-wave theory --
From matrix mechanics to quantum mechanics --
Schrödinger's wave mechanics --
Quantum foundations and the 1927 Solvay Conference --
Quantum theory and the measurement problem --
Interference, superposition, and wave packet collapse --
Locality and incompleteness --
Time, determinism, and the spacetime framework --
Guiding fields in 3-space --
Scattering and measurement in de Broglie's pilot-wave theory --
Pilot-wave theory in retrospect --
Beyond the Bohr-Einstein debate --
The proceedings of the 1927 Solvay Conference: The intensity of X-ray reflection / W.L. Bragg ; Disagreements between experiment and the electromagnetic theory of radiation / A.H. Compton ; The new dynamics of quanta / L. de Broglie ; Quantum mechanics / M. Born and W. Heisenberg ; Wave mechanics / E. Schrödinger ; General discussion of the new ideas presented.
Other Titles: Électrons et photons.
Responsibility: Guido Bacciagaluppi, Antony Valentini.
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