quarta-feira, 27 de julho de 2011

Hugh Everett III Manuscript Archive (UCIspace @ the Libraries, UC Irvine)

This archive contains a collection of scanned original documents and audio recordings related to Hugh Everett III (November 11, 1930 – July 19, 1982), the American physicist who first proposed what has come to be known as the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics. These documents include draft and final versions of Everett’s long and short Ph.D. theses and the early notes that led to these published works, Everett’s correspondence regarding his relative state formulation of pure wave mechanics, and miscellaneous biographical material. Most of these documents were discovered in the basement of Mark Everett, Hugh Everett III’s son in 2007. This collection was edited by Jeffrey A. Barrett, Peter Byrne, and James O. Weatherall and was supported in part by UC Irvine Libraries and by NSF grant No. SES-0924135. Biographical and conceptual essays, detailed notes and commentary, and definitive versions of the most important documents in this collection can be found in: Jeffrey A. Barrett and Peter Byrne (eds) The Everett Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: Collected Works 1955 - 1980 with Commentary, Princeton University Press (forthcoming 2011).

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