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Fundamental Theories of Physics

Open Questions in Quantum Physics

Invited Papers on the Foundations of Microphysics

Editors: Tarozzi, Gino, van der Merwe, Alwyn (Eds.)

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Due to its extraordinary predictive power and the great generality of its mathematical structure, quantum theory is able, at least in principle, to describe all the microscopic and macroscopic properties of the physical world, from the subatomic to the cosmological level. Nevertheless, ever since the Copen­ hagen and Gottingen schools in 1927 gave it the definitive formu­ lation, now commonly known as the orthodox interpretation, the theory has suffered from very serious logical and epistemologi­ cal problems. These shortcomings were immediately pointed out by some of the principal founders themselves of quantum theory, to wit, Planck, Einstein, Ehrenfest, Schrodinger, and de Broglie, and by the philosopher Karl Popper, who assumed a position of radical criticism with regard to the standard formulation of the theory. The aim of the participants in the workshop on Open Questions in Quantum Physics, which was held in Bari (Italy), in the Department of Physics of the University, during May 1983 and whose Proceedings are collected in the present volume, accord­ ingly was to discuss the formal, the physical and the epistemo­ logical difficulties of quantum theory in the light of recent crucial developments and to propose some possible resolutions of three basic conceptual dilemmas, which are posed respectively ~: (a) the physical developments of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen argument and Bell's theorem, i. e.

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`Even a physicist or philosopher of physics who does not subscribe to the realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics will find the book stimulating, informative and, perhaps to his surprise, also enjoyable.'
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Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Realism in Quantum Mechanics and a New Version of the EPR Experiment

    Popper, Karl

    Pages 3-25

  • Discussion

    Tarozzi, Gino (et al.)

    Pages 26-32

  • The Physical Origin of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox

    Aerts, Dirk

    Pages 33-50

  • Does the Bell Inequality Hold for All Local Theories ?

    Angelidis, Thomas D.

    Pages 51-62

  • Is it Possible to Save Causality and Locality in Quantum Mechanics?

    Bitsakis, Eftichios

    Pages 63-73

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Open Questions in Quantum Physics
Book Subtitle
Invited Papers on the Foundations of Microphysics
Editors
  • Gino Tarozzi
  • Alwyn van der Merwe
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
10
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-5245-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-5245-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-1853-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-8816-9
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 428
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