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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2005; 3611–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2005.36.1.1
Published: 01 September 2005
... interpretation, his Brazilian exile, and the culture of physics surrounding the foundations of quantum mechanics. It weighs the strength of the Copenhagen interpretation, discusses the presentation of the foundations of quantum mechanics in the training of physicists, describes the results Bohm and his...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492226–239 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.226
Published: 01 April 2019
... places Becker invokes the quote, there is no quantum world, commonly attributed to Bohr: What does quantum physics tell us about the world? According to the Copenhagen interpretation this question has a very simple answer: quantum mechanics tells us nothing whatsoever about the world. . . .According to...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 48124–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.1.24
Published: 01 February 2018
... of Science 71, no. 5 (Dec 2004): 669 82; Kristian Camilleri, Constructing the Myth of the Copenhagen Interpretation Perspectives on Science 17, no. 1 (2009): 26 57; and Kristian Camilleri, Heisenberg and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: The Physicist as Philosopher (Cambridge: Cambridge...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483338–379 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.338
Published: 01 June 2018
... and the mid-1970s. During those years he (along with Roger Penrose) clarified the conditions that would lead, inexorably, to the collapse of matter into a black hole. He also demonstrated (in his words) that black holes ain t so black subtle quantum-mechanical effects should make black holes glow...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483259–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.259
Published: 01 June 2018
.... httpmbarany.com/. michael@mbarany.com. The following abbreviations and acronyms are used: AHES, Archive for History of Exact Sciences; AMM, The American Mathematical Monthly; BPL, Michael J. Barany, Anne-Sandrine Paumier, and Jesper Lu¨tzen, From Nancy to Copenhagen to the World: The internationaliza- tion of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 463313–359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.3.313
Published: 01 June 2016
... conceptual divides by analyzing the use of the model both in the development of theories of optical dispersion and in the interpretation of experimental data. Crucial to this analysis is the integration of the model into quantum theory because of the conceptual incompatibility between the model and quantum...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 455641–702 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.5.641
Published: 01 November 2015
... Helmut Rechenberg, The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, Volume 6: The Completion of Quantum Mechanics, Part 1: The Probability Interpretation and the Statistical Transformation Theory, the Physical Interpretation, and the Empirical and Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 1926 1932 (New...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2015; 451206–216 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2015.45.1.206
Published: 01 February 2015
... electrodynamics and as spokesman for Bohr s complementarity interpretation of quantum mechanics. Like Polyani late in his career, Rosenfeld fully recognized the political and social dimensions of science, and like both Polyani and Peierls after the war, the Belgian physicist took very seriously his responsibility...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2014; 444364–412 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2014.44.4.364
Published: 01 September 2014
..., Franck left Germany in early 1934 and accepted a temporary position as visiting Speyer professor of physics at Johns Hopkins University, from where he then traveled on a fellowship in the summer of 1934 to work with longtime friend Niels Bohr at his Institute for Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen. It was...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 434453–491 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.4.453
Published: 01 September 2013
... to his interests in cosmic radiation, the theory of relativity, and the philosophy of physics.37 By the early 1950s, Ja´nossy had become one of the critics of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum the- ory.38 This justified the motivation behind A. A´da´m, Ja´nossy, and L. Varga (AJV) s experiment...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 434391–452 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.4.391
Published: 01 September 2013
... general ill prepared to cope with the challenges of quantum mechanics . . . . By the early 1930s in Germany, chemistry and physics entertained few disciplinary, methodological, or institutional ties to each other. Therefore, scientists whose profile could favor an attack on chemical problems using the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2012; 425432–475 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2012.42.5.432
Published: 01 November 2012
... conference that year on his subject of expertise, the Structure and Properties of the Atomic Nucleus; he used the opportunity to defect from the Soviet Union. He was already, in his late twenties, a well- known physicist, having by this time worked under the supervision of Niels Bohr in Copenhagen and Ernest...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 414447–456 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.4.447
Published: 01 October 2011
... the Crossroads, Guido Bacciagaluppi and Antony Valentini revisit an event that is often regarded as announcing both the completion of quantum mechanics and the clarification of its the- oretical interpretation along the lines we now describe as the Copenhagen interpretation. 1 Their detailed account...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2011; 411112–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2011.41.1.112
Published: 01 February 2011
...Suman Seth ©© 2011 by The Regents of the University of California Camilleri Kristian . Heisenberg and the Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: The Physicist as Philosopher . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2009 . 212 pp. ISBN 97-80-521-884-846. $84.99 (hardcover...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2009; 39132–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2009.39.1.32
Published: 01 February 2009
... between theory and experiment con- tinued to attract the attention of young scientists like Nathan Rosen. Rosen would become better known as one of the coauthors of the Einstein-Podolsky- Rosen (EPR) paradox, which was devised to criticize the Copenhagen inter- pretation of quantum mechanics in 1935. But...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2008; 383325–352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2008.38.3.325
Published: 01 August 2008
... part that "real" experiments played in reconfiguring foundations research. ©© 2008 by The Regents of the University of California complementarity neutron interferometry delayed choice de Broglie-Bohm interpretation of quantum mechanics John Archibald Wheeler Jean-Pierre Vigier Helmut Rauch...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2009; 39163–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2009.39.1.63
Published: 01 February 2009
... a weak process, with a characteristic time of 10 8 to 10 10 s).13 The theory was based on a new quantum number called, without any appar- ent meaning, strangeness (or, as Nishijima named it, -charge). Gell-Mann established its conservation law: strangeness is conserved in all strong and elec...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2008; 383353–404 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2008.38.3.353
Published: 01 August 2008
... perspective, scientific observation is a reasoned extension of ordinary observation and, at the same time, an abstraction from it. Relativity theory and quantum mechanics certainly reinforced physicists professed empiricism by alleging a deep distinction between observable and unobservable variables, and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2008; 381153–161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2008.38.1.153
Published: 01 February 2008
... early and later physics. For example, his miracle-year work, his protests against Copenhagen quantum physics, and his unified field theories all fit nicely into his efforts to develop a principle-based physics free of arbitrary distinctions. A more historical approach would then be to ask why Einstein...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2007; 37suppl3–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsps.2007.37.s.3
Published: 01 March 2007
... the Regents of the University of California Lééon Rosenfeld complementarity Marxism dialectical materialism idealism Copenhagen Interpretation of quantum mechanics Niels Bohr philosophy of quantum mechanics ANJA SKAAR JACOBSEN* Léon Rosenfeld s Marxist defense of complementarity LÉON...