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Author Junior, Olival Freire, author
Title The quantum dissidents : rebuilding the foundations of quantum mechanics (1950-1990) / by Olival Freire Junior
Imprint Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2015
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Descript 1 online resource (xvi, 356 pages) : illustrations (some color), digital ; 24 cm
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Note 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. The huge success of quantum mechanics as a predictive theory has been accompanied, from the very beginning, by doubts and controversy about its foundations and interpretation. This book looks in detail at how research on foundations evolved after WWII, when it was revived, until the mid 1990s, when most of this research merged into the technological promise of quantum information. It is the story of the quantum dissidents, the scientists who brought this subject from the margins of physics into its mainstream. It is also a history of concepts, experiments, and techniques, and of the relationships between physics and the world at large, touching on themes such as the Cold War, McCarthyism, Zhdanovism, and the unrest of the late 1960s
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Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Quantum theory -- History
Physics
History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
Quantum Physics
Philosophy of Science
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