Klaas Landsman

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials N.P.
Main position Hoogleraar RU
Disciplines Theoretical physics, (quantum) mechanics
  History and philosophy of science and technology
  Fourier analysis, functional analysis
Chair Mathematische fysica
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2019
Member of Humanities
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, FNWI
Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Afdeling Wiskunde
Heyendaalseweg 135
6525 AJ Nijmegen
tel.  024 365 2874
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Klaas Landsman connects fundamental physics, mathematics, philosophy, and history. He explores such themes as chance, probability and the relationship between quantum mechanics and classical physics. He has written standard scientific reference works, invented a new algebra, and tackled the problem of Schrödinger’s cat head on. He has also published popular science books such as Requiem voor Newton [Requiem for Newton] (2005) and Naar alle ONwaarschijnlijkheid [In all UNlikelihood] (2018). He co-founded a movement advocating the introduction of different levels of mathematics in secondary schools.