Waves and Particles in Light and Matter by O. Costa de Beauregard (auth.), Alwyn van der Merwe, Augusto

By O. Costa de Beauregard (auth.), Alwyn van der Merwe, Augusto Garuccio (eds.)

From September 24 via 30, 1992 the Workshop on "Waves and Parti­ cles in mild and topic" used to be held within the Italian urban of Trani in get together of the centenary of Louis de Broglie's delivery. As is widely known, the connection among quantum thought and ob­ jective truth was once one of many major threads operating during the researches of this French physicist. It was once hence in a becoming tribute to him on his ninetieth birthday that ten years in the past a world convention at the comparable topic used to be convened in Perugia. On that celebration, physicists from world wide drawn to the problematics of wave-particle duality engaged in considerate debates (the complaints of which have been as a consequence released) on contemporary theoretical and experimental advancements in our realizing of the rules of quantum mechanics. This time round, approximately one hundred twenty scientists, coming from five continents, within the hot and delightful surroundings of Trani's Colonna convention heart focussed their discussions on contemporary effects enthusiastic about the EPR para­ dox, matter-interferometry, fact of de Broglie's waves, photon detection, macroscopic quantum coherence, replacement theories to traditional quantum mechanics, targeted relativity, country aid, and different comparable themes. The workshop used to be prepared in plenary classes, around tables, and poster periods, and the current quantity collects most-but no longer all-of the offered papers. a few acknowledgements are due. We thank, to begin with, the participants, with no whose consistent commitment this quantity couldn't were published.

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What is the meaning of this difference? Which is the physical nature of v? And, what is the physical relation between v and VI? This was the kind of questions which worried him for a long time, that determined all trend of his research work and which, in some way, have not been fully answered even today. It is well known that de solution given by de Broglie to these questions through the "harmony of phases theorem" implied that a moving body is accompanied always by a wave, a "phase wave," being impossible to separate the motion of the body and the propagation of the wave.

3. 1. , at the same time as in quantum mechanics. If, in addition, Eq. (6) is verified at all x's at an initial time to, Eq. (6) will be satisfied every time later. Then Eq. (3) will yield the same probabilities as quantum mechanics. Actually the condition of Eq. (6) for all x's at the initial time to can be removed. 2 In quantum mechanics, all experiments first require a "preparation" of the quantum system under study. This preparation consists of preliminary observations which determine the initial conditions well enough to make the predictions meaningful.

D 42 (1990) 78. NOTES 1. This work is supported in part by the Director, Office of Energy Research, Office of High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Division of High Energy Physics of the U. S. Department of Energy, under Contract DE-AC03-76SF00098. 2. This had not been noticed at the time Ref. 6 was written. THE WAVE-PARTICLE DUALITY AND THE AHARONOV-BOHM EFFECT Miguel Ferrero l and Emilio Santos 2 1. Universidad de Oviedo, Departamento de Ffsica, 33007 Oviedo, Spain 2. Universidad de Cantabria, Departamento de Ffsica Moderna, 39005 Santander, Spain We review some ideas put forward by Louis de Broglie in his seminal papers of 1923, where he set up the dual nature of matter starting from some formal relativistic considerations.

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