A: Current Problems in Physics and Cosmology.- 1 - On The Connections Between PICO- and Mega-Cosmos (According To The Unification and Geometrization Suggested by Einstein, Eddington, and Schrödinger.- 2 - The Zitterbewegung and The Einstein A Coefficient of Spontaneous Emission.- 3 - Supersymmetry Groups.- 4 - Relativistic Phase Space Arising out of the Dirac Algebra.- 5 - Why Mourn the Passing of Determinacy.- 6 - On The True Ideas Underlying Wave Mechanics.- 7 - CPT Invariance as Basic for Interpreting Quantum Mechanics.- 8 - The Hilbert Space Axiom in Quantum Mechanics.- 9 - The Cyclotron-Soliton Model of Terrestrial Kilometric Radiation.- 10 - Clumpy Irregular Galaxies: A Progress Report.- 11 - The Aporias of Cosmology and The Attempts at Overcoming Them by Nonstandard Models.- 12 - On Relativistic Quantum Theory.- 13 - Vacuum Tunneling in Static Space-Times.- 14 - On The Extensions of General Relativity.- 15 - Status and Perspectives of Cosmology.- 16 - The Connection Between The Objective Description of Macrosystems and Quantum Mechanics of " Many Particles".- 17 - The Current Theory of Strong interactions and The Problem of Quark Confinement.- 18 - Statistical Inference by Minimal Bures Distances.- 19 - The Knots of Quantum Thermodynamics.- 20 - About The Facts of Cosmological Significance.- 21 - Stochastic Interpretation of Relativistic Quantum Equations.- 22 - New Quantum Mechanics.- 23 - On Nonlinear Classical Dirac Fields and Quantum Physics.- 24 - Elementary Particles as Microuniverses.- 25 - Precision Mathematics and Approximation Mathematics in Physics.- 26 - Electroweak interaction in Polarized Electron-Positron and Electron-Electron Scattering.- 27 - Infinity and the Natural World.- 28 - Induced Superfluorescence and the Nature of the Wave- Particle Duality.- 29 - Breakdown of Predictability: an Investigation into the Nature of Singularities.- 30 - Wave Functions in One-Dimensional Disordered Systems with Long-Range Hopping.- 31 - Perception of Quantum Systems.- 32 - Stochastic Electrodynamics: an Overview.- 33 - On The Increase of Entropy in The Carleman Model II.- 34 - The Klein Paradox Revisited.- 35 - Einstein Nonlocality, Space-Time Structure, and Thermodyanics.- B. Issues in Biology, Philosophy, and the History of Science.- 1 - Biology and Physics: Reflections on Reductionism.- 2 - The Age of Analysis Reassessed.- 3 - Transphyletic Animal Similarities and Predictive Toxicology.- 4 - The Wronging of Wright.- 5 - On The Historical Development of the IndisTinguishability Concept for Microparticles.- 6 - Philosophical Semantics.- 7 - Social Exemplifications of Physical Principles.- 8 - Seneca's Ethics Viewed From A Modern Standpoint.- 9 - Physics and Philosophy.- 10 - Einstein, Spinoza, and God.- 11 - The Satellites of Jupiter, From Galileo to Bradley.- 12 - Emergent Properties.- 13 - The Theory of Relativity and Our World View.- 14 - Science Beyond Science.- 15 - God as Cosmic Guest-Worker.- 16 - A Model of Reality as Mind.- 17 - A Matter of Chance.- 18 - On The Nature and Origin of Life.- 19 - Science, History, Philosophy, and World Views.- 20 - Queries About Inquiries.- 21 - The Nature of The Physical World.- 22 - Early Attempts at A Unitary Understanding of Nature.- Name Index.
Simply to say that this is a collection of essays in honor of the late Wolfgang Yourgrau (1908-1979) is to explain, at least for-the obviously many-"insiders," the unusually wide-ranging title of the present volume. In a Foreword to the Proceedings of the First International Colloquium (focusing on logic, physical reality, and history), held at the University of Denver in May of 1966 under their leadership, Wolfgang Y ourgrau and Allen Breck wrote, in an oblique reference to C. P. Snow: "Indeed there are not two or three or four cultures: there is only one culture; our generation has lost its awareness of this . . . . Historians, logicians, physicists-all are banded in one common enterprise, namely in their des ire to weave an enlightened fabric of human knowledge. " Augment, if you will, the foregoing categories of scholars with biologists, philos ophers, cosmologists, and theologians-all of whom, in addition to historians, Wolf gang Yourgrau, by dint of his inextinguishable enthusiasm and charismatic qualities, assembled in Denver for the Second and Third International Colloquia (in 1967 and 1974, respectively)-and a few other besides, and one arrives at a statement of the credo wh ich Y ourgrau not only professed, but consistently exemplified throughout his adult life.
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