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A History of Quantum Mechanics

April 13 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT


A History of Quantum Mechanics
By Robert Lawson Brown, Ph.D., physicist


The presentation will cover the founding of quantum mechanics in the period from 1900 to the 1950s. In addition, there will be an overview of the current efforts in quantum mechanics.

Max Planck and the Birth of Quantum Theory (1900)
Albert Einstein and the Quantum Theory of Light (1905)
Niels Bohr’s Model of the Atom (1913)
Louis de Broglie’s Hypothesis (1924)
Werner Heisenberg’s Matrix Mechanics (1925)
Erwin Schrödinger’s Wave Mechanics (1926)
The Copenhagen Interpretation
Paul Dirac and Quantum Electrodynamics (1928)
Quantum Entanglement and EPR Paradox (1935)
Richard Feynman and Quantum Electrodynamics (1940s-1950s)
Many-Worlds Interpretation (1957)
Modern Experiments in Quantum Mechanics

Additional notes.

From the World Quantum Day website

The World Quantum Day is celebrated on April 14, a reference to 4.14, the rounded first digits of Planck’s constant: 4.1356677×10−15 eV⋅s = 0.000 000 000 000 004 1356677 electron volt second, a product of energy and time that is the fundamental constant governing quantum physics.

The World Quantum Day aims to engage the general public in the understanding and discussion of Quantum Science and Technology.

It is a decentralized and bottom-up initiative, inviting all scientists, engineers, educators, communicators, entrepreneurs, technologists, historians, philosophers, artists, museologists, producers, etc., and their organizations to develop their activities, such as outreach talks, exhibitions, lab tours, panel discussions, interviews, artistic creations, etc., to celebrate the World Quantum Day around the World.


April 13
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT




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