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Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in the Research on the Foundations of Quantum Physics: E.P. Wigner's Case #

  title={Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy in the Research on the Foundations of Quantum Physics: E.P. Wigner's Case \#},
  author={Olival Freire},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  • O. Freire
  • Published 4 February 2006
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
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