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Questioning the foundations of physics : which of our fundamental assumptions are wrong?

Author: Anthony Aguirre; Brendan Foster; Zeeya Merali
Publisher: Cham [Switzerland] ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2015] ©2015
Series: Frontiers collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The essays in this book look at way in which the fundaments of physics might need to be changed in order to make progress towards a unified theory. They are based on the prize-winning essays submitted to the FQXi essay competition ℓ́ℓWhich of Our Basic Physical Assumptions Are Wrong?ℓ́ℓ, which drew over 270 entries. As Nobel Laureate physicist Philip W. Anderson realized, the key to understanding natureℓ́ℓs reality  Read more...
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Questioning the foundations of physics.
Cham [Switzerland] ; Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, [2015]
(OCoLC)892895668
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Aguirre; Brendan Foster; Zeeya Merali
ISBN: 9783319130453 3319130455
OCLC Number: 900781309
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction / A. Aguirre, B. Foster, Z. Merali --
The paradigm of kinematics and dynamics must yield to causal structure / R. Spekkens --
Recognising top-down causation / G. Ellis --
On the foundational assumptions of modern physics / B. Dribus --
The preferred system of reference reloaded / I. Perez --
Right about time? / S. Gryb, F. Mercati --
A critical look at the standard cosmological picture / D. Janzen --
Not on but of / O. Dreyer --
Patterns in the fabric of nature / S. Weinstein --
Is quantum linear superposition an exact principle of nature? / A. Bassi, T. Singh, H. Ulbricht --
Quantum-informational principles for physics / G. D'Ariano --
The universe is not a computer / K. Wharton --
Against spacetime / G. Amelino-Camelia --
A chicken-and-egg problem: Which came first, the quantum state or spacetime? / T. Asselmeyer-Maluga --
Gravity can be neither classical nor quantized / S. Hossenfelder --
Weaving commutators: beyond Fock space / M. Arzano --
Reductionist doubts / J. Barbour --
Rethinking the scientific enterprise: in defense of reductionism / I. Durham --
Is life fundamental? / S. Walker.
Series Title: Frontiers collection.
Responsibility: Anthony Aguirre, Brendan Foster, Zeeya Merali, editors.

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