Fundamental Theories of Physics

The Concept of Probability

Proceedings of the Delphi Conference, October 1987, Delphi, Greece

Editors: Bitsakis, E.I., Nicolaidis, Efthymios (Eds.)

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This volume contains articles from invited speakers at a meeting which took place in Delphi, during the week of October 12-16, 1987. The theme of the meeting was ''The concept of probability" and was organized by the "Group of Interdisciplinary Research" (Physics Department, University of Athens) and the Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute of the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens. (The Group ofInterdisciplinary Research organized two previous Meetings, 1) on the Concept of physical reality (1982) and 2) on the question of determinism in Physics (1984». This small gathering, which was attended by scientists, mathematicians and philosophers from more than 22 countries, took place on the occasion of the 100th year from the birthday of E.Schrodinger. As the father of wave-mechanics, Schrodinger thrushed us into an era of physics where knowledge of the lV-function is considered, for most situations, as the ultimate aim and the ultimate truth. Yet, he, as well as another towering figure of 20th century physics, A.Einstein, never really felt confortable with the interpretation of the meaning oflV and of the information that it contains. With Einstein playing the leading role a debate about concepts and interpretation started as soon as quantum mechanics was born. Central theme to this debate is the concept of probability, a concept which permeates-explicitly or implicitly-all science and even our decision making in everyday life. The articles cover a broad spectrum of thought and results -mathematical, physical, epistemological, experimental, specific, general,-many of them outside the accepted norm.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Concept of Probability
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Delphi Conference, October 1987, Delphi, Greece
Editors
  • E.I. Bitsakis
  • Efthymios Nicolaidis
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
24
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-1175-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-1175-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-2679-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7023-2
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 449
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