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By C. Cohen-Tannoudji (auth.), N. P. Bigelow, J. H. Eberly, C. R. Stroud, I. A. Walmsley (eds.)

The 8th Rochester convention on Coherence and Quantum Optics was once hung on the campus of the collage of Rochester through the interval June 13-16,2001. This quantity includes the court cases of the assembly. The assembly was once preceded by way of an affiliated convention, the overseas convention on Quantum details, with a few overlapping classes on June thirteen. The court cases of the affiliated convention may be released individually via the Optical Society of the USA. a couple of papers that have been provided in universal plenary classes of the 2 meetings may be released in either complaints volumes. greater than 268 scientists from 28 international locations participated within the week lengthy discussions and shows. This convention differed from the former seven within the CQO sequence in numerous methods, crucial of which was once the absence of Leonard Mandel. Professor Mandel died a number of months earlier than the convention. a unique memorial symposium in his honor was once held on the finish of the convention. The displays from that symposium are integrated during this lawsuits quantity. An innovation, that we think made an incredible contribution to the convention, used to be the inclusion of a sequence of invited lectures chaired through CQO founder Emil Wolf, reviewing the historical past of the fields of coherence and quantum optics prior to approximately 1970. those got through 3 trendy members within the improvement of the sphere, C. Cohen-Tannoudji, 1. F. Clauser, and R. I. Glauber.

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The Wigner distribution is obviously not such a distribution, since it is not always nonnegative. S Max Jammer, in Sect. 2 of his book, The Conceptual Development of Quantum Mechancs, (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1966) argues that Bohr's denial of realism was in response to his being strongly influenced by the contemporary philosophers, Kierkegaard and H0ffding. 4 23 Whether or not quantum mechanics is a complete theory is a nontrivial question, and its answer significantly determines the appropriate direction of future research in physics.

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