Matchmaking between Condensed Matter and Quantum Foundations, and Other Stories: My Six Decades in Physics

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Abstract

I present some rather selective reminiscences of my long career in physics, from my doctoral work to the present. I do not spend time on topics such as the nuclear magnetic resonance behavior of He, as I have reviewed the history extensively elsewhere, but rather concentrate, first, on my long-running project to make condensed matter physics relevant to questions in the foundations of quantum mechanics, and second, on various rather "quirky" problems such as an attempt to amplify the effects of the parity violation due to the weak interaction to a macroscopic level, and an unconventional proposal for the mechanism of the first-order phase transition between the A and B phases of superfluid liquid He.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalAnnual Review of Condensed Matter Physics
Volume11
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 2020

Keywords

  • He
  • Autobiography
  • Dissipation
  • Macroscopic quantum tunneling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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