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Title: Abner Shimony Papers
Collection Number: ASP.2009.02
Creator: Shimony, Abner

Collection Dates: 1947-2009
Extent: 6.0 linear feet (7 document cases)

Language: English

Abstract:
Abner Shimony, an American philosopher of science and physicist, focused much of his work in both philosophy of science and in physics on the interaction between quantum mechanics and relativity theory. He has done substantial research on complemantarity in multiparticle quantum interferometry and in quantum entanglement. He has written books and research articles on the foundations of quantum mechanics. For his work in Philosophy of Science, he was awarded the 1996 Lakatos Prize. Digital reproductions of portions of the collection are available electronically within the finding aid.