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Springer Biographies

David Bohm

A Life Dedicated to Understanding the Quantum World

Authors: Freire Junior, Olival

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  • A stimulating story told with attention to both historical and scientific accuracy
  • Gives deep insights into Bohm's struggle with quantum strangeness
  • Traces the evolution of our understanding of quantum mechanics
  • Provides a window onto 20th century science and politics
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This authoritative biography addresses the life and work of the quantum physicist David Bohm. Although quantum physics is considered the soundest physical theory, its strange and paradoxical features have challenged - and continue to challenge - even the brightest thinkers. David Bohm dedicated his entire life to enhancing our understanding of quantum mysteries, in particular quantum nonlocality. His work took place at the height of the cultural/political upheaval in the 1950's, which led him to become the most notable American scientist to seek exile in the last century. The story of his life is as fascinating as his ideas on the quantum world are appealing. 

About the authors

Olival Freire Jr. is Professor of Physics and History of Physics at the Universidade Federal da Bahia. In Brazil, he earned a Ph.D. in History (USP) and is fellow at the CNPq. He was researcher at MIT, Harvard, Université de Paris VII, the University of Maryland, and the American Institute of Physics.  He is also author of “The Quantum Dissidents – Rebuilding the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 1950-1990”, Springer, 2015. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Living Through Cold War Storms, Attempting to Understand the Quantum

    Pages 1-18

    Freire Junior, Olival

  • From Wilkes-Barre to a Physics Ph.D. at Berkeley (1917–1945)

    Pages 19-45

    Freire Junior, Olival

  • Teaching and Doing Research at Princeton, Caught up in the Cold War Storms (1947–1951)

    Pages 47-76

    Freire Junior, Olival

  • The Long Campaign for the Causal Interpretation (1952–1960). Brazil, Israel, and the U.K.

    Pages 77-117

    Freire Junior, Olival

  • From the Causal Interpretation to the Wholeness and Order—The First Stage of the London Years (1960–1979)

    Pages 119-168

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Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22715-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22714-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
David Bohm
Book Subtitle
A Life Dedicated to Understanding the Quantum World
Authors
Series Title
Springer Biographies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22715-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22715-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22714-2
Series ISSN
2365-0613
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 250
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