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Quantum Theory at the Crossroads Reconsidering the 1927 Solvay Conference

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ISBN-10: 0521814219

ISBN-13: 9780521814218

Edition: 2008

Authors: Guido Bacciagaluppi, Antony Valentini

List price: $206.00
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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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Book details

List price: $206.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/22/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 558
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838

Guido Bacciagaluppi is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Time, University of Sydney. His research interests lie mainly in the philosophy of physics. He has contributed significantly to the development and critique of modal interpretations of quantum mechanics, and he has since worked widely in various approaches to the foundations of quantum theory, as well as in the philosophy of probability and time and in the history of quantum mechanics.

Antony Valentini is a Research Associate in the Theoretical Physics Group, Imperial College London. He proposed that the universe began with a non-quantum distribution of hidden variables, which later relaxed to the quantum equilibrium state we see today. He has pioneered the development of new physics of quantum nonequilibrium, de Broglie-Bohm theory, and hidden-variables theories generally, and has explored its possible role in cosmology, black holes, and information theory. He also works in the history and philosophy of modern physics.