Basis of Nature Series
About the author:
Ian J. Thompson is a Nuclear Physicist in the Nuclear Theory and Modeling Group
at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, having until 2006 been Professor
of Physics at the University of Surrey, UK. His research deals with models for
nuclear structure and reactions, especially concerning halo nuclei. He is a Fellow
of the Institute of Physics, London.
Philosophy of Nature and Quantum Reality
By Ian J Thompson
It has long been puzzling what nature could be like such
that quantum physics is its good description. Here the nature of events, processes, dispositions
and substances are investigated within a philosophy of nature. A neo-Aristotelian
metaphysics is constructed such that space, time, substances and quantum physics
begin to make sense.