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100 Years Werner Heisenberg: Works and Impact

100 Years Werner Heisenberg: Works and Impact

Dietrich Papenfuss (Editor), Dieter Lüst (Editor), Wolfgang P. Schleich (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61085-3

Nov 2007

306 pages

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Over 40 renowned scientists from all around the world discuss the work and influence of Werner Heisenberg. The papers result from the symposium held by the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Heisenberg's birth, one of the most important physicists of the 20th century and cofounder of modern-day quantum mechanics. Taking atomic and laser physics as their starting point, the scientists illustrate the impact of Heisenberg's theories on astroparticle physics, high-energy physics and string theory right up to processing quantum information.
Opening-speech (Wolfgang Frühwald).


Heisenberg and the Framework of Science Policy (Cathryn Carson).

Werner Heisenberg: An Overview of His Life and Work (David C. Cassidy).

Observability, Anschaulichkeit and Abstraction: A Journey into Werner Heisenberg's Science and Philosophy (Jan Lacki).

100 Years Werner Heisenberg - Works and Impact (Kazuo Yamazaki).

Heisenberg-Einstein Context Principle and the Dynamic Core-context of Discovery in Physics (Giridhari Lal Pandit).


On the Large Nc Expansion in Quantum Chromodynamics (William A. Bardeen).

Baryon Asymmetry, Dark Matter and the Hidden Sector (Luís Bento and Zurab Berezhiani).

Time Asymmetric Quantum Theory and the Z-boson Mass and Width (Arno R. Bohm and Piotr Kielanowski).

The Heisenberg Matrix Formulation of Quantum Field Theory (Stanley J. Brodsky).

Nonlocal Structure of Higher Spin Fields (Anton Z. Capri).

Fundamental Constants at High Energy (Harald Fritzsch).

Quark Number Susceptibilities from Lattice QCD (Ra jiv V. Gavai).

Elementary Particles on a Dedicated Parallel Computer (Kazuyuki Kanaya).

Why Extra Gauge Bosons Should Exist and How to Hunt Them (Arnd Leike).

States of Strongly Interacting Matter (Helmut Satz).

From Heisenberg to Supersymmetry (Mikhail A. Shifman).

The Baryon Density Through the (Cosmological) Ages (Gary Steigman).

Noncommutativity of Lepton Mass Matrices: Flavor Mixing and CP Violation (Zhi-zhong Xing).


Heisenberg's Uncertainty Relations and Quantum Optics (Girish Saran Agarwal).

Rubidium Condensate for Quantum Optics Studies (Ennio Arimondo).

Interference of Spontaneously Emitted Photons (Almut Beige, et al.).

Quantum Fictitious Forces (I. Bialynicki-Birula, et al.).

Quantum Teleportation (Samuel L. Braunstein).

Heisenberg's Introduction of the "Collapse of the Wavepacket"  into Quantum Mechanics (Raymond Y. Chiao and Paul G. Kwiat).

The Hamiltonian Mass and Asymptotically Anti-de Sitter Space-times (Piotr T. Chruściel).

The Bohr-Heisenberg Correspondence Principle Viewed  from Phase Space (Jens P. Dahl).

The Classical Atom: Stabilization of Electronic Trojan Wavepackets (David Farrelly, et al.).

Heisenberg's Equations in Laser Theory. A Historical Overview (Hermann Haken).

Quantum Mechanics from a Heisenberg-type Equality (Michael J. W. Hall and Marcel Reginatto).

Entanglers: Beam Splitters and Thermal Fields (Myung Shik Kim).

Enhancing Otto-mobile Efficiency via Addition of a Quantum Carnot Cycle (Tomáš Opatrný and Marlan O. Scully).

Atom Optics - from de Broglie Waves to Heisenberg Ferromagnets (Han Pu, et al.).


On Tachyon Condensation in String Theory: Worldsheet Computations (Oleg Andreev).

Duality in the Low Dimensional Field Theory (Ivan Andrić and Danijel Jurman).

Monopoles in Space-time Noncommutative Born-Infeld Theory (Paolo Aschieri).

Canonical Quantization, Twistors and Relativistic Wave Equations (Iwo Białynicki-Birula).

Geometry of Non-supersymmetric Strings (Anamaría Font).

Observing Quanta on a Cosmic Scale (Craig J. Hogan).

Supersymmetric Configurations in Gauged Supergravity (Swapna Mahapatra and Harvendra Singh).

Anomalies and Schwinger Terms in NCG Field Theory Models (Jouko A. Mickelsson).

On Gravitational Interaction of Fermions (Yuri N. Obukhov).

New Einstein-Hilbert Type Action for Unity of Nature (Kazunari Shima).

The Heisenberg Algebra and Spin (Dmitri Sorokin).

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