Gianetto, Enrico: Poincaré's Electromagnetic Quantum Mechanics

The rise of quantum physics is considered by outlining the historical context in which different conceptions of Nature (mechanistic, thermodynamic and electromagnetic ones) were in competition to give a foundation to physics. In particular, the roots of quantum physics within the electromagnetic conception of Nature and Poincaré’s quantum electromagnetic mechanics are analysed.

Essay Gianetto (Preprint)