Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 10 items for:

Physics x Philosophy x clear all

Bell's theorem

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — Physics.

A theorem stating that no local hidden-variables theory can make predictions in agreement with those of quantum mechanics. Local hidden-variables theories give rise to a result, called Bell...

See overview in Oxford Index

BROWN, Harvey Robert (<i>born</i> 1950), Professor of Philosophy of Physics, University of Oxford, since 2006; Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, since 1984

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Arts and Humanities; Philosophy; History of Science and Technology; Physics; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 173 words.

Go to Who's Who and Who Was Who »  home page

Copenhagen interpretation

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Philosophy.

The anti-realist interpretation of quantum mechanics championed by the physicist Niels Bohr (1885–1962) who worked in Copenhagen, and the subject of extended debate with Einstein. According...

See overview in Oxford Index

COWLEY, Roger Arthur (1939 - 2015), Dr Lee’s Professor of Experimental Philosophy, University of Oxford, 1988–2007, then Emeritus Professor of Physics; Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, 1988–2007, then Emeritus

in Who Was Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History; Arts and Humanities; Philosophy; History of Science and Technology; Physics. 170 words.

Go to Who's Who and Who Was Who »  home page

LONGAIR, Malcolm Sim (<i>born</i> 1941), Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1991–2008, Head of Department of Physics, 1998–2005, and Director of Research, since 2008, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge; Professorial Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge, 1991–2008, now Emeritus

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Arts and Humanities; Philosophy; History of Science and Technology; Physics; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 367 words.

Go to Who's Who and Who Was Who »  home page

MITCHELL, (Edgar) William (John) (1925 - 2002), Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, 1978–92, then Emeritus Fellow

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History; Arts and Humanities; Philosophy; History of Science and Technology; Physics. 346 words.

Go to Who's Who and Who Was Who »  home page

OSTRIKER, Jeremiah Paul (<i>born</i> 1937), Professor of Astronomy, Columbia University, since 2012; Treasurer, National Academy of Sciences, since 2008; Senior Researcher, Princeton University, since 2012

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Arts and Humanities; Philosophy; History of Science and Technology; Physics; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 336 words.

Go to Who's Who and Who Was Who »  home page

Schrödinger's cat

Overview page. Subjects: Physics — Philosophy.

Celebrated animal introduced by the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger (1887–1961) in 1935, in a thought experiment showing the strange nature of the world of quantum mechanics. The cat...

See overview in Oxford Index

SIBBETT, Wilson (<i>born</i> 1948), Wardlaw Professor of Natural Philosophy, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews, 1997–2014, now Emeritus

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; Arts and Humanities; Philosophy; History of Science and Technology; Physics; Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education. 266 words.

Go to Who's Who and Who Was Who »  home page

von WEIZSÄCKER, Freiherr Carl-Friedrich (1912 - 2007), University Professor Emeritus

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Education; Organization and Management of Education; History; Arts and Humanities; Philosophy; History of Science and Technology; Physics. 444 words.

Go to Who's Who and Who Was Who »  home page