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The Frontiers Collection

Quantum [Un]Speakables II

Half a Century of Bell's Theorem

Editors: Bertlmann, Reinhold, Zeilinger, Anton (Eds.)

  • A seminal work celebrating half a century of Bell's Theorem
  • Ideal introduction to, and survey of, currently interesting quantum questions
  • Contributions by many internationally renowned scientists and philosophers
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This self-contained essay collection is published to commemorate half a century of Bell’s theorem. Like its much acclaimed predecessor “Quantum [Un]Speakables: From Bell to Quantum Information” (published 2002), it comprises essays by many of the worlds leading quantum physicists and philosophers. These revisit the foundations of quantum theory as well as elucidating the remarkable progress in quantum technologies achieved in the last couple of decades. Fundamental concepts such as entanglement, nonlocality and contextuality are described in an accessible manner and, alongside lively descriptions of the various theoretical and experimental approaches, the book also delivers interesting philosophical insights. The collection as a whole will serve as a broad introduction for students and newcomers as well as delighting the scientifically literate general reader.

About the authors

Reinhold Bertlmann (Professor of Physics in Vienna) is known for his work on anomalies in quantum field theory and on gluon condensates and potential theory and for always wearing two socks of different color as an illustration of the properties of quantum entanglement, used by John Bell, with whom he then collaborated at CERN, as the red thread in his seminal paper “Bertlmann’s Socks and the Nature of Reality”.

Anton Zeilinger (Professor of Physics in Vienna) explores the foundations of quantum physics and their applications to quantum information science and technology. His experiments on the entanglement of photons, which Einstein called “spooky action at a distance”, have become central to the emerging field of quantum information science where Zeilinger performed pioneering realizations of quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, and quantum computation.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Address to Participants at Quantum [Un]Speakables II

    Bell, Mary

    Pages 3-4

  • John Stewart Bell, Quantum Information and Quantum Information Theory

    Whitaker, Andrew

    Pages 5-16

  • Bell’s Universe: A Personal Recollection

    Bertlmann, Reinhold

    Pages 17-80

  • Why QBism Is Not the Copenhagen Interpretation and What John Bell Might Have Thought of It

    Mermin, N. David

    Pages 83-93

  • On the Quantum Measurement Problem

    Brukner, Časlav

    Pages 95-117

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Hardcover $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum [Un]Speakables II
Book Subtitle
Half a Century of Bell's Theorem
Editors
  • Reinhold Bertlmann
  • Anton Zeilinger
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-38987-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-38987-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-38985-1
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 533
Number of Illustrations and Tables
113 b/w illustrations, 87 illustrations in colour
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