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Zurek, Wojciech Hubert 1951-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 134 publications in 3 languages and 2,665 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: QC173.59.S65, 530.12
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Most widely held works by Wojciech Hubert Zurek
Quantum theory and measurement by John Archibald Wheeler( )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forty-nine papers collected here illuminate the meaning of quantum theory as it is disclosed in the measurement process. Together with an introduction and a supplemental annotated bibliography, they discuss issues that make quantum theory, overarching principle of twentieth-century physics, appear to many to prefigure a new revolution in science. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Complexity, entropy, and the physics of information : the proceedings of the 1988 Workshop on Complexity, Entropy, and the Physics of Information held May-June, 1989, in Santa Fe, New Mexico by Wojciech Hubert Zurek( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2019 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A must have for those with a deep commitment to the second law of thermodynamics, entropy, and information theory
Physical origins of time asymmetry by J. J Halliwell( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the world about us, the past is distinctly different from the future. More precisely, we say that the processes going on in the world are asymmetric in time, or display an arrow of time. Yet this manifest fact of our experience is particularly difficult to explain in terms of the fundamental laws of physics. Newton's laws, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, Einstein's theory of gravity, etc., make no distinction between the past and future - they are time-symmetric. Reconciliation of these profoundly conflicting facts is the topic of this volume. It is an interdisciplinary survey of the variety of interconnected phenomena defining arrows of time, and their possible explanations in terms of underlying time-symmetric laws of physics
Between quantum and cosmos : studies and essays in honor of John Archibald Wheeler by Wojciech Hubert Zurek( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forty papers collected here honor one of the great scientists of our time--John Archibald Wheeler. In this volume are gathered the six issues of the journal Foundations of Physics (February through July 1986) that celebrate his seventy-fifth birthday. Enlivened by Professor Wheeler's celebrated drawings, the book captures and illuminates his many contributions to physics, including his discovery of the scattering matrix and his elucidation, with Niels Bohr, of the mechanism of nuclear fission, his many contributions to Einstein's theory of gravity (for instance, the black hole), his deep insights into quantum theory and measurement (the elementary quantum phenomenon), and his efforts to explain the origins of the quantum postulate and quantum gravity (the meaning circuit and the Wheeler-DeWitt Equation). The majority of the papers reflect and build on Professor Wheeler's revolutionary ideas. Many scientists are convinced that his insights into the foundation of modern-day physics will induce a profound change in our perception of the universe. This book will appeal to scientists and philosophers who wish to look at one man's rendering of the "big picture" through the eyes of his colleagues. The work is prefaced by a compilation of "es from Professor Wheeler, edited by Kip S. Thorne and Wojciech Zurek. The contributors to Between Quantum and Cosmos are M. Alexander, A. Anderson, H.H. Barschall, J.D. Bekenstein, C.H. Bennett, P.G. Bergmann, V.B. Braginsky, D.R. Brill, L. Brown, I. Ciufolini, L. Cohen, M. Demianski, D. Deutsch, B. DeWitt, C. DeWitt-Morette, R.H. Dicke, B. d'Espagnat, R.P. Feynman, J. Geheniau, U.H. Gerlach, R. Geroch, J. Glimm, J.B. Hartle, F.W. Hehl, M. Henneaux, P.A. Hogan, S. Hojman, J. Isenberg, F. Ya. Khalili, A. Kheyfets, K.V. Kuchar, R. Landauer, S.G. Low, V.N. Lukash, B. Mashhoon, R.A. Matzner, J.D. McCrea, A. Mezzacappa, W.A. Miller, Y. Ne'eman, I.D. Novikov, A. Peres, I. Prigogine, I. Robinson, L.S. Schulman, M.O. Scully, D.H. Sharp, L.C. Shepley, A.Y. Shiekh, C. Teitelboim, E. Teller, K.S. Thorne, W.G. Unruh, R.M. Wald, L. Wilets, W.K. Wootters, J.W. York, Jr., and W.H. Zurek. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Patterns of symmetry breaking( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of Symmetry Breaking by Henryk Arodź( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of spontaneous symmetry breaking plays a fundamental role in contemporary physics. It is essential to descriptions of such phenomena as the presence of degenerate ground states, massless modes, and topological defects. Examples are abundant in condensed matter physics, atomic and particle physics, as well as in astrophysics and cosmology. The book contains comprehensive, instructive reviews of significant aspects of the physics of spontaneous symmetry breaking. The emphasis is on topological defects: their appearance after phase transitions and the consequences of their presence. The most attractive feature of the book is that it embraces phenomena belonging to traditionally distinct branches of physics, such as the low temperature physics, liquid crystals, particle physics and cosmology. Both experimental and theoretical physics are represented. The unity and coherence of the underlying concepts is illustrated by an enormous variety of physical phenomena. As such, the book will interest any professional physicist working in modern physics
Cosmological experiments in condensed matter systems by Wojciech Hubert Zurek( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific legacy of John Wheeler by American Physical Society( )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audio recording of session B5 of the April 2009 annual meeting of the American Physical Society, held in Denver, Colorado in May 2009. This session was sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS) Topical Group in Gravitation (GGR) Forum on the History of Physics, chaired by James Hartle of the University of California. Talks (and speakers) include: "John Wheeler, 1933-1959: Particles and Weapons" (Kenneth Ford); "John Wheeler, 1952-1976: Black Holes and Geometrodynamics" (Kip S. Thorne); "John Wheeler, 1976-1996: Law Without Law and Quantum Information" (Wojciech H. Zurek). Topics discussed include: black holes, geometrodynamics, nuclear weapons, particles, the Manhattan Project, general relativity, and quantum theory
Redistribution of angular momentum by nonaxisymmetric instabilities in a thick accretion disk by Wojciech Hubert Zurek( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maxwell's demon, rectifiers, and the second law : computer simulation of Smoluchowski's trapdoor by Panayotis Augoustos Skordos( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "We have simulated numerically an automated Maxwell's demon inspired by Smoluchowski's ideas of 1912. Two gas chambers of equal area are connected via an opening that is covered by a trapdoor. The trapdoor can open to the left but not to the right, and is intended to rectify naturally occurring variations in density between the two chambers. Our results confirm that though the trapdoor behaves as a rectifier when large density differences are imposed by external means, it can not extract useful work from the thermal motion of the molecules when left on its own."
Complexity, entropy, and the physics of information by Wojciech Hubert Zurek( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of symmetry breaking : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, held in Cracow, Poland, 15-29 September 2002( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homogeneous nucleation and clustering in vapor-liquid phase transition as an example of stochastic bistability by Wojciech Hubert Zurek( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns of Symmetry Breaking( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conceptofspontaneous symmetry breaking plays a fundamental role in contemporary physics. It is essential for the description of degenerate ground states, massless modes, and topological defects. Examples are abundant in condensed matter physics, atomic and particle physics, as well as in astro­ physics and cosmology. In fact, spontaneous symmetry breaking can be re­ garded as a cornerstone ofa whole branch ofphysics which intersects the above mentioned traditionally distinct fields. In the year 2000 the European Science Foundation (ESF) started the Pro­ gramme "Cosmology in the Laboratory" (COSLAB), with the goal to search for and to develop analogies betweencondensed matterphysics, particle physics, and cosmology. Not surprisingly, spontaneous symmetry breaking is among the most useful notions in that endeavour. It has been decided that in the sec­ ond year of the Programme a School should be held in order to work out and deliver to a wide audience of students synthetic overviews of achievements and of current research topics of COSLAB. This idea has been supported by the Scientific and Environmental Affairs Division of NATO by including the School in the renowned series of its Advanced Study Institutes. The School, entitled" Patterns of Symmetry Breaking", was held in Cracow during 16-28 September 2002. It gathered 17 lecturers and about 60 students. The present volume contains notes ofmost of the lectures from that School. We hope that of the physics of spon­ it will convey to the reader the breadth and the beauty taneous symmetry breaking
Considerations on the Mössbauer line-width in scattering experiments by Krzysztof Ruebenbauer( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in Polish and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decoherence, chaos and the second law by Wojciech Hubert Zurek( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lecture by Professor Zurek of the Los Alamos National Laboratory: The correspondence between quantum and classical physics has been a subject of interest since the inception of quantum theory. It is often thought that the only possible problem may arise in the context of the measurements. Professor Zurek describes a quantum chaotic counterpart to Schrodinger's cat which arises as a consequence of the chaotic dynamics: Quantum wave function of a chaotic system spreads rapidly over distances on which the potential is significantly nonlinear. He then discusses how the interaction with the environment leads to an effective monitoring of the position of the chaotic system, and limits the distances over which quantum coherence can persist. This restores the correspondence between classical and quantum dynamics
 
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Complexity, entropy, and the physics of information : the proceedings of the 1988 Workshop on Complexity, Entropy, and the Physics of Information held May-June, 1989, in Santa Fe, New MexicoPhysical origins of time asymmetryPatterns of symmetry breakingPatterns of Symmetry BreakingComplexity, entropy, and the physics of information : proceedings of the SFI Workshop entitled, "complexity, entropy, and the physics of information, held May 29 to June 10, 1989Complexity, entropy, and the physics of informationPatterns of symmetry breaking : proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, held in Cracow, Poland, 15-29 September 2002Complexity, entropy and the physics of information : the proceedings of the 1988 Workshop on complexity, entropy and physics of information held May-June, 1989 in Santa Fe, New MexicoComplexity, entropy, and the physics of information : proceedings of the SFI Workshop entitled, "complexity, entropy, and the physics of information, held May 29 to June 10, 1989, in Santa Fe, New Mexico
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