nLab Pascual Jordan

Pascual Jordan was one of the founders of quantum mechanics. For instance Jordan algebras of quantum observables are named after him.

A brief biography of his scientific life is in the appendix of

  • Ivan Todorov, “Quantization is a mystery”, Bulg. J. Phys. 39 (2012) 107-149 (arXiv:1206.3116)

See also his Wikipedia entry

Selected writings

Early discussion of quantum mechanics (and apparently introducing that term):

and with emphasis on the Born rule and quantum probability:

Introducing Jordan algebras:

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