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Quantum Nonlocality and Reality
50 Years of Bell's Theorem

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Andrew Whitaker, Michael Nauenberg, Gian-Carlo Ghirardi, Jean Bricmont, Roderich Tumulka, Harvey R. Brown, Christopher G. Timpson, Marco Genovese, Olival Freire, Jr, Osvaldo Pessoa, Jr, Henry P. Stapp, Bernard d'Espagnat, Richard A. Healey, Lev Vaidman, Travis Norsen, Wayne C. Myrvold, Gordon N. Fleming, Shan Gao, Daniel Rohrlich, Yakir Aharonov, Eliahu Cohen, Tim Maudlin, H. Dieter Zeh, Basil J. Hiley, Philip Pearle, Stephen L. Adler, Roger Penrose, Gregg Jaeger
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  • Date Published: September 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107104341

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  • Combining twenty-six original essays written by an impressive line-up of distinguished physicists and philosophers of physics, this anthology reflects some of the latest thoughts by leading experts on the influence of Bell's theorem on quantum physics. Essays progress from John Bell's character and background, through studies of his main work, and on to more speculative ideas, addressing the controversies surrounding the theorem, and investigating the theorem's meaning and its deep implications for the nature of physical reality. Combined, they present a powerful comment on the undeniable significance of Bell's theorem for the development of ideas in quantum physics over the past 50 years. Questions surrounding the assumptions and significance of Bell's work still inspire discussion in the field of quantum physics. Adding to this with a theoretical and philosophical perspective, this balanced anthology is an indispensable volume for students and researchers interested in the philosophy of physics and the foundations of quantum mechanics.

    • Celebrates the 50th anniversary of Bell's theorem, offering a timely opportunity to review the history and current state of the vast field Bell inaugurated
    • Enables readers to fully understand the meaning and implications of Bell's theorem by covering the full historical context of the science
    • Includes personal recollections of Bell from his colleagues and fellow physicists
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    'This anthology brims with affection for John Stewart Bell and illustrates a fascination with his eponymous theorem on quantum nonlocality … Over two-dozen authors have contributed chapters to this book, providing a wide scope of ideas about the fundamental physics of the theorem, and competing interpretations of its meaning and implications.' K. D. Fisher, Choice

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    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107104341
    • length: 458 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.08kg
    • contains: 47 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. John Stewart Bell: The Physicist:
    1. John Bell: the Irish connection Andrew Whitaker
    2. Recollections of John Bell Michael Nauenberg
    3. John Bell: recollections of a great scientist and a great man Gian-Carlo Ghirardi
    Part II. Bell's Theorem:
    4. What did Bell really prove? Jean Bricmont
    5. The assumptions of Bell's proof Roderich Tumulka
    6. Bell on Bell's theorem: the changing face of nonlocality Harvey R. Brown and Christopher G. Timpson
    7. Experimental tests of Bell inequalities Marco Genovese
    8. Bell's theorem without inequalities: on the inception and scope of the GHZ theorem Olival Freire, Jr and Osvaldo Pessoa, Jr
    9. Strengthening Bell's theorem: removing the hidden-variable assumption Henry P. Stapp
    Part III. Nonlocality: Illusions or Reality?:
    10. Is any theory compatible with the quantum predictions necessarily nonlocal? Bernard d'Espagnat
    11. Local causality, probability and explanation Richard A. Healey
    12. Bell inequality and many-worlds interpretation Lev Vaidman
    13. Quantum solipsism and non-locality Travis Norsen
    14. Lessons of Bell's theorem: nonlocality, yes
    action at a distance, not necessarily Wayne C. Myrvold
    15. Bell non-locality, Hardy's paradox and hyperplane dependence Gordon N. Fleming
    16. Some thoughts on quantum nonlocality and its apparent incompatibility with relativity Shan Gao
    17. A reasonable thing that just might work Daniel Rohrlich
    18. Weak values and quantum nonlocality Yakir Aharonov and Eliahu Cohen
    Part IV. Nonlocal Realistic Theories:
    19. Local beables and the foundations of physics Tim Maudlin
    20. John Bell's varying interpretations of quantum mechanics: memories and comments H. Dieter Zeh
    21. Some personal reflections on quantum non-locality and the contributions of John Bell Basil J. Hiley
    22. Bell on Bohm Sheldon Goldstein
    23. Interactions and inequality Philip Pearle
    24. Gravitation and the noise needed in objective reduction models Stephen L. Adler
    25. Towards an objective physics of Bell non-locality: palatial twistor theory Roger Penrose
    26. Measurement and macroscopicity: overcoming conceptual imprecision in quantum measurement theory Gregg Jaeger
    Index.

  • Editors

    Mary Bell
    Mary Bell is a physicist and the widow of John Bell, with whom she frequently collaborated. She held several positions working on particle acceleration design, notably with the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell, Oxfordshire, and several accelerator divisions at CERN.

    Shan Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
    Shan Gao is an Associate Professor at the Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the founder and managing editor of the International Journal of Quantum Foundations. He is the author of several books and the editor of the recent anthology Protective Measurement and Quantum Reality: Towards a New Understanding of Quantum Mechanics (Cambridge, 2015). His research focuses on the foundations of quantum mechanics and the history of modern physics.

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    Andrew Whitaker, Michael Nauenberg, Gian-Carlo Ghirardi, Jean Bricmont, Roderich Tumulka, Harvey R. Brown, Christopher G. Timpson, Marco Genovese, Olival Freire, Jr, Osvaldo Pessoa, Jr, Henry P. Stapp, Bernard d'Espagnat, Richard A. Healey, Lev Vaidman, Travis Norsen, Wayne C. Myrvold, Gordon N. Fleming, Shan Gao, Daniel Rohrlich, Yakir Aharonov, Eliahu Cohen, Tim Maudlin, H. Dieter Zeh, Basil J. Hiley, Philip Pearle, Stephen L. Adler, Roger Penrose, Gregg Jaeger

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