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The human story behind Everettian quantum mechanics

Wilson, Alastair (2012) The human story behind Everettian quantum mechanics. Metascience, 21 (1). pp. 143-146. ISSN 0815-0796

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URL of Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11016-010-9510-4

Identification Number/DOI: 10.1007/s11016-010-9510-4

Hugh Everett III was an unappealing character with a remarkable mind. His Princeton doctoral thesis on the foundations of physics transformed our understanding of quantum-mechanical reality, and he made original contributions to military operations research and to game theory. His domestic life was less inspiring; he died young after a lifetime of over-indulgence in food, alcohol, tobacco and sex, leaving behind a somewhat dysfunctional family with which he had little emotional connection.

Type of Work:Article
Date:2012 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Philosophy
Subjects:B Philosophy (General)
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Springer Verlag
ID Code:1122
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