Niels Bohr, 1913-2013

Poincaré Seminar 2013

  • Olivier Darrigol
  • Bertrand Duplantier
  • Jean-Michel Raimond
  • Vincent Rivasseau

Part of the Progress in Mathematical Physics book series (PMP, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Olivier Darrigol
    Pages 1-11
  3. Tomas Bohr
    Pages 35-53
  4. John L. Heilbron
    Pages 55-101
  5. Serge Haroche, Jean-Michel Raimond
    Pages 103-146
  6. Antoine Browaeys, Thierry Lahaye
    Pages 177-198
  7. Michel Bitbol, Stefano Osnaghi
    Pages 199-221

About this book


This fourteenth volume in the Poincaré Seminar Series is devoted to Niels Bohr, his foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory and their continuing importance today. This book contains the following chapters: - Tomas Bohr, Keeping Things Open; - Olivier Darrigol, Bohr's Trilogy of 1913; -John Heilbron, The Mind that Created the Bohr Atom; - Serge Haroche & Jean-Michel Raimond, Bohr's Legacy in Cavity QED; - Alain Aspect, From Einstein, Bohr, Schrödinger to Bell and Feynman: a New Quantum Revolution?; - Antoine Browaeys, Interacting Cold Rydberg Atoms: A Toy Many-Body System; - Michel Bitbol & Stefano Osnaghi, Bohr´s Complementarity and Kant´s Epistemology. Dating from their origin in lectures to a broad scientific audience these seven chapters are of high educational value.

This volume is of general interest to physicists, mathematicians and historians.


Bohr model Bohr’s scientific personality Kant’s epistemology Rydberg atoms cavity quantum electrodynamics principle of complementarity

Editors and affiliations

  • Olivier Darrigol
    • 1
  • Bertrand Duplantier
    • 2
  • Jean-Michel Raimond
    • 3
  • Vincent Rivasseau
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratoire Sphere CNRS/Université Paris 7Paris, cedex 13France
  2. 2. Institut de Physique ThéoriqueCEA /SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  3. 3.Département de Physique de l´ENSLaboratoire Kastler-BrosselParis cedex 05France
  4. 4.Laboratoire de Physique ThéoriqueUniversité Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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