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

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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. 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.

Edition: Reprint
Genre: Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Olival Freire Junior
Language: English
Street Date: October 21, 2016
TCIN: 51896109
UPC: 9783662511817
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-9981

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