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Elements of physics for the 21st century

Journal of Physics Conference Series
Hofer, W.A. Department of Physics,
University of Liverpool, Liverpool, Britain
2014 Physics

Given the experimental precision in condensed matter physics -- positions are measured with errors of less than 0.1pm, energies with about 0.1meV, and temperature levels are below 20mK -- it can be inferred that standard quantum mechanics, with its inherent uncertainties, is a model at the end of its natural lifetime. In this presentation I explore the elements of a future deterministic framework based on the synthesis of wave mechanics and density functional theory at the single-electron level.

The article was published in: Proceedings of: 'Journal of Physics: Conference Series', IOP Publishing: 012014.

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This work was supported (in part) by the Fetzer Franklin Fund of the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust.