January 12, 2013

Experts Split on What Quantum Theory Means

Philip Ball, Nature News

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Quantum theory was first devised more than a hundred years ago, but even experts still have little idea what it means, according to a poll reported in a recent, and unusually entertaining, preprint on the physics arXiv server.

The tongue-in-cheek poll of 33 key thinkers on the fundamentals of quantum theory shows that opinions on some of the most profound questions in the field are fairly evenly split over several quite different answers.

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TAGGED: Probability, Einstein, Quantum Physics


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