Proceedings 5

Traditions and Transformations in the History of Quantum Physics

Third International Conference on the History of Quantum Physics, Berlin, June 28 – July 2, 2010

Shaul Katzir, Christoph Lehner, Jürgen Renn (eds.)


Submitted by: Olivier Darrigol

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From Classical to Quantum Physics

1Theoretical Challenges by Experimental Physics:
Radiation and Its Interaction with Matter

Shaul Katzir

2Challenging the Boundaries between Classical and
Quantum Physics: The Case of Optical Dispersion

Marta Jordi Taltavull

3Putting the Quantum to Work: Otto Sackur’s Pioneering
Exploits in the Quantum Theory of Gases

Massimiliano Badino, Bretislav Friedrich

Quantum Mechanics in the Making

4The Concepts of Light Atoms and Light Molecules and
Their Final Interpretation

Dieter Fick, Horst Kant

5Early Interactions of Quantum Statistics and
Quantum Mechanics

Daniela Monaldi

6Pourparlers for Amalgamation: Some Early Sources of
Quantum Gravity Research

Dean Rickles

Extending the Framework of Quantum Physics

7Superposing Dynamos and Electrons: Electrical Engineering and Quantum Physics in the Case of Nishina Yoshio
Kenji Ito

8The Origins of Maria Göppert’s Dissertation on
Two-Photon Quantum Transitions at Göttingen’s
Institutes of Physics 1920-1933

Barry R. Masters

9An Act of Creation: The Meitner-Frisch Interpretation
of Nuclear Fission

Roger H. Stuewer

The Challenges of Quantum Field Theory

10Tsung-Sui Chang’s Contribution to the Quantization
of Constrained Hamiltonian Systems

Xiaodong Yin, Zhongyuan Zhu, Donald C. Salisbury

11Feynman’s Struggle and Dyson’s Surprise: The Development and Early Application of a New Means of Representation
Adrian Wüthrich

Traditions and Debates in Recent Quantum Physics

12Orthodoxies on the Interpretation of Quantum Theory:
The Case of the Consistent History Approach

Olival Freire

13From Do-it-yourself Quantum Mechanics to Nanotechnology? The History of Experimental Semiconductor Physics,

Christian Kehrt