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Quantum Mechanics 100 year anniversary

  1. Jul 1, 2013 #1
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    Cosmology? Looks like quantum physics to me - moved.
  4. Jul 1, 2013 #3
    I understand your thinking to move this from cosmology to this location. Cosmology includes QM explanations and my interest is keeping up with cosmology so I posted there. I thought it was useful to cosmological discourse. I stand corrected - thanks
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    Quantum theory is a bit younger, namely about 88 years old. It has been found (for the case of the harmonic oscillator) by Heisenberg in the summer of 1925, when he was recovering from an attack of hay fever on Helgoland.

    What we celebrate this year is the Bohr-Sommerfeld model of the socalled "old quantum theory", which was immediately outdated with the advent of "modern quantum mechanics".
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