WorldCat Identities

Whitaker, Andrew 1946-

Works: 13 works in 110 publications in 2 languages and 2,816 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew Whitaker
Einstein, Bohr, and the quantum dilemma by Andrew Whitaker( Book )

31 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quantum theory, the most successful physical theory of all time, provoked intense debate between the twentieth century's two greatest physicists, Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein. The debate concerned the nature of quantum theory, and the major contradictions and conceptual problems at its heart." "This second edition contains sympathetic accounts of the views of both Bohr and Einstein, and a thorough study of the argument between them. It includes non-technical and non-mathematical accounts of the development of quantum theory and relativity, and also the work of David Bohm and John Bell that restored interest in Einstein's views. It has been extensively revised and updated to cover recent developments, and the account of ongoing work has been brought up to date. A new chapter is devoted to describing the whole area of quantum information theory, from the work of Richard Feynman and David Deutsch that initiated the study of quantum computation to the theoretical and experimental approach to quantum cryptography." "This book provides an account of the development of quantum theory, which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the fundamental questions of physics, its philosophy and its history."--Jacket
Kelvin : life, labours and legacy by Raymond Flood( Book )

14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work contains a collection of chapters, authored by leading experts, which cover the life and wide-ranging scientific contributions made by William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)
Einstein's struggles with quantum theory : a reappraisal by Dipankar Home( Book )

14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of Albert Einstein's thinking in regard to quantum physics. This book presents a mathematical as well as a non-mathematical route through the theories, controversies, and investigations, making the discourse both readable and understandable to those interested in Einstein and quantum theory
John Stewart Bell and twentieth-century physics : vision and integrity by Andrew Whitaker( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work gives a non-mathematical account of Bell's upbringing in Belfast and his education. It describes his major contributions to quantum theory, but also his important work in the physics of accelerators, and nuclear and elementary particle physics
Physicists of Ireland : passion and precision by Mark McCartney( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a collection of essays on leading figures from the history of physics in Ireland. It includes physicists born outside Ireland who carried out significant work in Ireland, and also those whose work was carried out mainly outside Ireland provided they had strong Irish roots. The book is well illustrated with diagrams and photos of historical interest and rounded off with useful suggestions for further reading. Taken as a whole Physicists of Ireland demonstrates the strength of the tradition in Ireland. It might also come as a surprise to many that several leading 'English' physicists are actually from Ireland."
Understanding information : from the big bang to big data( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The motivation of this edited book is to generate an understanding about information, related concepts and the roles they play in the modern, technology permeated world. In order to achieve our goal, we observe how information is understood in domains, such as cosmology, physics, biology, neuroscience, computer science, artificial intelligence, the Internet, big data, information society, or philosophy. Together, these observations form an integrated view so that readers can better understand this exciting building-block of modern-day society. On the surface, information is a relatively straightforward and intuitive concept. Underneath, however, information is a relatively versatile and mysterious entity. For instance, the way a physicist looks at information is not necessarily the same way as that of a biologist, a neuroscientist, a computer scientist, or a philosopher. Actually, when it comes to information, it is common that each field has its domain specific views, motivations, interpretations, definitions, methods, technologies, and challenges. With contributions by authors from a wide range of backgrounds, Understanding Information: From the Big Bang to Big Data will appeal to readers interested in the impact of ‘information’ on modern- day life from a variety of perspectives
Ensemble interpretations of quantum mechanics : a modern perspective by Dipankar Home( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and experiment in the foundations of quantum theory by Andrew Whitaker( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelvin and Ireland : 7 December 2007, Queen's University, Belfast( Book )

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

Niels Bohr : Vorreiter der Quantenforschung (1885-1962) by Andrew Whitaker( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.43 for Einstein's ... to 0.94 for Niels Bohr ...)

Einstein, Bohr, and the quantum dilemma
Alternative Names
Whitaker, M. A. B.

Whitaker, M. A. B. 1946-

Whitaker, Martin Andrew Bancroft.

Whitaker, Martin Andrew Bancroft 1946-

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English (85)

German (1)

Kelvin : life, labours and legacyEinstein's struggles with quantum theory : a reappraisalPhysicists of Ireland : passion and precision