The physics of communication. Contributions to the XXII Solvay Conference on Physics

The physics of communication. Contributions to the XXII Solvay Conference on Physics
Серия Физика ISBN 5-93972-277-6 Издательство «ИКИ» 2003 г.
Переплет, 596 стр.
Формат 60*84 1/16
Вес  1300 г


The Solvay conferences started in 1911. The first conference on radiation theory and the quanta was held in Brussels. This was a new type of conference and it became the tradition of the Solvay conference; the participants are informed experts in a given field and meet to discuss one or a few mutually related problems of fundamental importance and seek to define the steps for the solution. It is well known that the Solvay conferences shaped the path of physics in the 20th century, as so many mythical personalities like Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Marie Curie, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, actively participated in these conferences. It is a common secret that the Solvay conferences have also served as a platform for the Nobel Prizes.Тhis edition completes the effort to prepare and realise the XXII Solvay Conference on Physics, which has been hosted by the Ministry of Culture in the European Cultural Centre of Delphi with great success. Leading scientists present and discuss the new impressive possibilities in Physics, which are expected to re-shape communication in the years to come. Opening remarks belong to Ilya Prigogine, Nobel Laureate, key founder of chaos theory and Mr. Jacques Solvay, President of the Solvay Institutes.


Prologue by Minister E. Venizelos

Opening address by J. Solvay

Opening remarks by I.P rigogine

George Metakides «Challenges in Ambient Intelligence»

Decoherence and Irreversibility

Non-Locality and Superluminosity


Quantum Information and Communication

Quantum Computation