The human story behind Everettian quantum mechanics

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Abstract

Hugh Everett III was an unappealing character with a remarkable mind. His Princeton doctoral thesis on the foundations of physics transformed our understanding of quantum-mechanical reality, and he made original contributions to military operations research and to game theory. His domestic life was less inspiring; he died young after a lifetime of over-indulgence in food, alcohol, tobacco and sex, leaving behind a somewhat dysfunctional family with which he had little emotional connection.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalMetascience
Volume21
Issue number1
Early online date11 Jan 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012