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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 40, Issue 9–10, pp 1163–1170 | Cite as

Quantum–Matter–Spacetime: Peter Mittelstaedt’s Contributions to Physics and Its Foundations

  • Paul Busch
  • Joachim Pfarr
  • Manfred L. Ristig
  • Ernst-Walther Stachow
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Abstract

In a period of over 50 years, Peter Mittelstaedt has made substantial and lasting contributions to several fields in theoretical physics as well as the foundations and philosophy of physics. Here we present an overview of his achievements in physics and its foundations which may serve as a guide to the bibliography (printed in this Festschrift) of his publications. An appraisal of Peter Mittelstaedt’s work in the philosophy of physics is given in a separate contribution by B. Falkenburg.

Keywords

Nuclear physics Quantum many-body theory Quantum field theory Special relativity General relativity Quantum logic Quantum mechanics Measurement problem 

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    Falkenburg, B.: Found. Phys. 40 (this issue). doi: 10.1007/s10701-010-9449-8

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Busch
    • 1
  • Joachim Pfarr
    • 2
  • Manfred L. Ristig
    • 2
  • Ernst-Walther Stachow
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of YorkYorkUK
  2. 2.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CologneCologneGermany

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