New Developments on Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics

  • Miguel Ferrero
  • Alwyn van der Merwe

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 81)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Diederik Aerts, Sven Aerts, Bob Coecke, Bart D’Hooghe, Thomas Durt, Frank Valckenborgh
    Pages 7-9
  3. Ramón F. Alvarez-Estrada, José L. Sánchez-Gómez
    Pages 11-16
  4. Thomas D. Angelidis
    Pages 17-29
  5. Y. Ashkenazy, M. Lewkowicz, J. Levitan
    Pages 31-37
  6. A. Barenco, S. F. Huelga, A. K. Ekert
    Pages 39-54
  7. Nicolas J. Cerf, Chris Adami
    Pages 77-84
  8. A. M. Cetto, L. de la Peña
    Pages 85-101
  9. Bob Coecke, Bart D’Hooghe, Frank Valckenborgh
    Pages 103-107
  10. Lajos Diósi
    Pages 115-124
  11. Gonzalo García de Polavieja
    Pages 137-139
  12. N. Gisin, T. A. Brun, M. Rigo
    Pages 141-150
  13. A. F. Kracklauer
    Pages 185-188
  14. Paul G. Kwiat
    Pages 189-202
  15. Willis E. Lamb Jr.
    Pages 203-205
  16. Hwang Lee, Pavel Polynkin, Marlan O. Scully
    Pages 207-212
  17. Miguel Lorente
    Pages 213-224
  18. Trevor W. Marshall
    Pages 231-245
  19. Jesús Martínez-Linares, Pál Bogár, G. S. Agarwal
    Pages 247-254
  20. Roland Omnès
    Pages 275-283
  21. Ian C. Percival, Walter T. Strunz
    Pages 291-300
  22. Asher Peres
    Pages 301-310
  23. M. B. Plenio, P. L. Knight
    Pages 311-316
  24. J. F. Poyatos, S. A. Gardiner, R. Walser, J. I. Cirac, P. Zoller, R. Blatt
    Pages 317-323
  25. C. Rangacharyulu
    Pages 329-333
  26. M. Revzen, A. Mann
    Pages 347-354
  27. A. Sanpera, C. Macchiavello
    Pages 361-367
  28. Emilio Santos
    Pages 369-379

About this book


Quantum theory is one of the most fascinating and successful constructs in the intellectual history of mankind. Nonetheless, the theory has very shaky philosophical foundations.
This book contains thoughtful discussions by eminent researchers of a spate of experimental techniques newly developed to test some of the stranger predictions of quantum physics. The advances considered include recent experiments in quantum optics, electron and ion interferometry, photon down conversion in nonlinear crystals, single trapped ions interacting with laser beams, atom-field coupling in micromaser cavities, quantum computation, quantum cryptography, decoherence and macroscopic quantum effects, the quantum state diffusion model, quantum gravity, the quantum mechanics of cosmology and quantum non-locality along with the continuing debate surrounding the interpretation of quantum mechanics.
Audience: The book is intended for physicists, philosophers of science, mathematicians, graduate students and those interested in the foundations of quantum theory.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel Ferrero
    • 1
  • Alwyn van der Merwe
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OviedoOviedoSpain
  2. 2.University of DenverDenverUSA

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