Lost Causes in and beyond Physics

  • R.F. Streater

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
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  15. Back Matter
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About this book


Lost Causes in and Beyond Physics deals with a selection of research topics mostly from theoretical physics that have been shown to be a dead-end or continue at least to be highly controversial. Nevertheless, whether it is about Bohmian mechanics, physics from Fisher information or the quantum theory of the brain, small but dedicated research communities continue to work on these issues. R.F. Streater, renowned mathematical physicist and co-author of the famous book "PCT, Spin and Statistics, and all that", in a series of essays describes the work and struggle of these research commnities, as well as the chances of any breakthrough in these areas. This book is written as both an entertainment and serious study and should be accessible to anyone with a background in theoretical physics and mathematics.


Bohmian mechanics Theoretical physics euclidean gravity hidden variables mach principle quantum theory

Authors and affiliations

  • R.F. Streater
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  1. 1.Deptartment of MathematicsUniversity of London King’s College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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