David Bohm Facts

David Bohm Facts
David Joseph Bohm (December 20, 1917 to October 27, 1992) was an American theoretical physicist who contributed innovative and unconventional ideas to quantum theory, the philosophy of mind, and neuropsychology.
Interesting David Bohm Facts:
He was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and moved a lot during his lifetime.
Bohm is considered to be one of the most important theoretical physicists of the 20th century.
Bohm advanced the view that the old Cartesian model of reality was limited, in the light of developments in quantum physics.
Bohm became very active in Communist and Communist-backed organizations some of which including the Young Communist League, the Campus Committee to Fight Conscription, and the Committee for Peace Mobilization.
He developed a mathematical and physical theory of implicate and explicate order to complement it in detail.
He also contributed greatly to the development of the Manhattan Project during World War II.
He also believed that the working of the brain, obeyed the mathematics of a few quantum effects, and hypothesized that thought was distributed and non-localized in the way that quantum objects do not readily fit into our conventional model of space and time.
Bohm warned against the dangers of rampant reason and technology, supporting instead the need for genuine supportive dialogue that he claimed could broaden and unite conflicting and troublesome divisions in the social world.
In this his epistemology reflected his ontological viewpoint.
Due to his Communist affiliations as a youth, Bohm was targeted during the McCarthy era, making him to leave the United States.
He pursued his scientific career in several countries, he first became a Brazilian citizen, then a British, citizen.
His main concern had been with understanding the nature of reality in general and of awareness in particular as a coherent whole, according to Bohm it is never static or complete but it is an unending process of movement and unfoldment.
Bohm died on October 27, 1992 at the age of 74 in London, England.
He had 17 works published in his lifetime, all of which were very important to technology today.
He is known for so many things, all the way from Bohm-diffusion to Quantum theory.


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