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Quantum Paradoxes and Physical Reality by Prof. Franco Selleri, Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe Pages: 340 Publisher: Springer Year: 1990 ISBN: 0792302532 ISBN: 9780792302537 Buy it now Description This book is an expanded version of Selleri's Die Debatte um die Quantentheorie, and is devoted to the most foundamental themes of Quantum Physics: acausality, waveparticle duality, EinsteinPodolskyRosen (EPR) paradox, and so on. Several paradoxes have plagued quantum physics since its beginnings, the easiest of which to solve are the paradoxes of completeness (Schrodinger's cat, Wigner's friend, de Broglie's box, etc.). At a deeper level is the paradox of waveparticle duality whose solution probaily requires the Einsteinde Broglie picture of atomic systems. The most difficult of them all is the EPR paradox (incompatibility between local realism and quantum theory). The book shows that experimental research can, in principle, solve paradoxes such as EPR and waveparticle duality but the experiments performed on Belltype inequalities have instead left the conceptual situation fundamentally unmodified. Rewiews of "Quantum Paradoxes and Physical Reality": "This volume is major contribution to the literature on the foundations of quantum physics. It should be an important reference book in the field for years to come."  Alastair I.M. Rae, Found. Physics, Vol. 23, p. 133 (1993). "I strongly recommend the reading of Selleri's book, not only because of its technical interest, but also for seeing how the inevitable perplexities of any other quantum theorist are viewed by a declared partisan of realism." (Transl. from French)  Olivier Costa de Beauregard, Ann. Fond. L. de Broglie, Vol. 15, p. 239 (1991). "Professor Selleri is almost uniquely qualified  a true skeptic who nonetheless has a deep grasp of the 'Copenhagen interpretation'. If you add to this an unflagging intellectual honesty and a basic sense of fairness, you can appreciate what a special document this book is."  Daniel Greenberger, Physics Essays, Vol. 4, p. 436 (1991). "Selleri has written with rigor and clarity a superb book which is understandable and informative for every one interested in quantum mechanics."  Max Jammer, Found. Physics, vol. 21, p. 1335 (1991). "Selleri has also achieved a part of what Einstein had in mind: to find a possibility to conceive causal and real processes as the foundation of statistical quantum theory without falling into logical contradictions." (Transl. from German)  Erwin Kerkenberg, Jour. Gen. Phil. Science, Vol. 22, p. 177 (1991). "On reading these pages one is overcome with the impression that the 'Copenhagen interpretation' is not the only possible one. I do belive that this book makes us understand the essence of quantum mechanics, an understanding that is never available in regular textbooks of physics." (Trasl. from Japanese)  Mikio Namiki, Butsuri, Vol. 53, p. 795 (1991). "In this work Professor Franco Selleri of the University of Bari turns in a remarkable virtuoso performance in which historically and philosophically sensitive discussion accompanies a careful and thorough presentation of the requisite technical details."  James Cushing, Am. Jour. of Physics, Vol. 58, p. 797 (1990). "The work described here is a fascinating story, documented with meticulous details, of human inquiry into some of the most intriguing fundamental questions of science."  Dipankar Home, 2001, Vol. Nov. 1990, p. 37. 
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Open Questions in Quantum Physics: Invited Papers on the Foundations of Microphysics (Fundamental Theories of Physics) by Dr. Gino Tarozzi (Editor), Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor) Pages: 440 Publisher: Springer Year: 1984 ISBN: 9027718539 ISBN: 9789027718532 Read it now online Buy it now Description Based on the Workshop on Open Questions in Quantum Physics, held in Bari, Italy, May 47, 1983. "Even a physicist or philosopher of physics who does not subscribe to the realistic interpretation of quantum mechanics will find the book stimulating, informative and, perhaps to his surprise, also enjoyable.' Foundations of Physics Review by Richard Healey, Philosophy of Science (March 1987), 54(1):132134. 
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Microphysical Reality and Quantum Formalism, Vol. 2 (Fundamental Theories of Physics) by Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor), Dr. Gino Tarozzi (Editor), Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor) Pages: 484 Publisher: D. Reidel Publishing Company Year: 1988 ISBN: 9027726841 ISBN: 9789027726841 Buy it now Description Proceedings of the Conference, Held in Urbino, Italy, September 25October 3, 1985 
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Microphysical Reality and Quantum Formalism, Vol. 1 (Fundamental Theories of Physics) by Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor), Dr. Gino Tarozzi (Editor), Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor) Pages: 496 Publisher: D. Reidel Publishing Company Year: 1988 ISBN: 9027726833 ISBN: 9789027726834 Read it now online Buy it now Description Proceedings of the Conference, Held in Urbino, Italy, September 25October 3, 1985 
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The Nature of Quantum Paradoxes: Italian Studies in the Foundations and Philosophy of Modern Physics (Fundamental Theories of Physics) by Dr. Gino Tarozzi (Editor), Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor) Pages: 452 Publisher: Springer Year: 1988 ISBN: 9027727031 ISBN: 9789027727039 Buy it now 
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International Conference on Bells Theorem and the Foundations of Modern Physics: Palazzo Del Ridotto, Cesena, Italy, 710 October, 1991 by Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor), Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor), Dr. Gino Tarozzi (Editor) Pages: 500 Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc Year: 1993 ISBN: 9810210884 ISBN: 9789810210885 Buy it now Description 
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Controlled Nucleosynthesis: Breakthroughs in Experiment and Theory by Dr. Stanislav V. Adamenko (Editor), Prof. Franco Selleri (Editor), Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor) Pages: 780 Publisher: Springer Year: 2007 ISBN: 140205873X ISBN: 9781402058738 Buy it now Description This book ushers in a new era of experimental and theoretical investigations into collective processes, structure formation, and selforganization of nuclear matter. It reports the results of experiments wherein for the first time the nuclei constituting our world (those displayed in Mendeleev's table as well as the superheavy ones) have been artificially created. Pioneering breakthroughs are described, achieved at the ?Proton21? Laboratory, Kiev, Ukraine, in a variety of new physical and technological directions. A detailed description of the main experiments, their analyses, and the interpretation of copious experimental data are given, along with the methodology governing key measurements and the processing algorithms of the data that empirically confirm the occurrence of macroscopic selforganizing processes leading to the nuclear transformations of various materials. The basic concepts underlying the initiation of selfsustaining collective processes that result in the formation of nuclear structures are also examined. How to realize nucleosynthesis of stable nuclei in the laboratory? Why are metallic meteorites of iron or nickeliron? Could the iron be nuclear fuel and could an iron star blow up as a supernova? And what could be the energy source of such an explosion? Is it possible to obtain nuclear energy from any terrestrial substance without producing radioactivity? Do superheavy (Migdal's) nuclei exist, and is it possible to synthesize them in the laboratory? What physical mechanisms could one use to control nuclear transformations and particularly the sign of the overall energy balance involved? Answers to these and other intriguing questions are to be found in this book. 
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Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics (Fundamental Theories of Physics) by Miguel Ferrero (Editor), Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor) Pages: 388 Publisher: Springer Year: 1995 ISBN: 0792336704 ISBN: 9780792336709 Read it now online Buy it now Description For many physicists quantum theory contains strong conceptual difficulties, while for others the apparent conclusions about the reality of our physical world and the ways in which we discover that reality remain philosophically unacceptable. This book focuses on recent theoretical and experimental developments in the foundations of quantum physics, including topics such as the puzzles and paradoxes which appear when general relativity and quantum mechanics are combined; the emergence of classical properties from quantum mechanics; stochastic electrodynamics; EPR experiments and Bell's Theorem; the consistent histories approach and the problem of datum uniqueness in quantum mechanics; nonlocal measurements and teleportation of quantum states; quantum nondemolition measurements in optics and matter wave properties observed by neutron, electron and atomic interferometry. Audience: This volume is intended for graduate students of physics and those interested in the foundations of quantum theory. 
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New Developments on Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics (Fundamental Theories of Physics) by Miguel Ferrero (Editor), Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor) Pages: 468 Publisher: Springer Year: 1997 ISBN: 0792343743 ISBN: 9780792343745 Buy it now Description 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, atomfield 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 nonlocality 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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Waves and Particles in Light and Matter by Augusto Garuccio (Editor), Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe (Editor) Pages: 638 Publisher: Springer Year: 1994 ISBN: 0306447320 ISBN: 9780306447327 ISBN: B000OSYJG4 Buy it now Description Conference Proceedings 
(2006) Miguel Ferrero Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe 2112 East Wesley Ave, Room 211, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208, United States; avanderm@du.edu, (303) 8712021, www.physics.du.edu/people/faculty.cfm?ID=avanderm Prof. Emilio C. Santos Office, Facultad de Ciencias, Ave de los Castros, Santander, Cantabria 39005, Spain; emilio.santos@unican.es, 942 201451, www.unican.es/directorio/ad/usuario_p.asp?u=santose&D=U Foundations of Physics, Volume 36, No. 3, pp. 327332
(2006) Prof. Emilio C. Santos Office, Facultad de Ciencias, Ave de los Castros, Santander, Cantabria 39005, Spain; emilio.santos@unican.es, 942 201451, www.unican.es/directorio/ad/usuario_p.asp?u=santose&D=U Prof. Alwyn Van der Merwe 2112 East Wesley Ave, Room 211, University of Denver, Denver, CO 80208, United States; avanderm@du.edu, (303) 8712021, www.physics.du.edu/people/faculty.cfm?ID=avanderm Foundations of Physics, Volume 36, No. 4, pp. 602612
