Classic Texts in the Sciences
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Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, Nathan Rosen

Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete?

Editors: Kiefer, Claus (Ed.)

  • Presents a detailed explanation of a classic work in modern physics
  • Offers a quick understanding of the fundamental questions of quantum theory
  • Important supplement to all textbooks on quantum mechanics
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About this book

The work published by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen (EPR) in 1935 is a classic in modern physics. It discusses, for the first time, the central feature of the quantum theory: entanglement. In general, systems are intertwined with each other in nature; that is, they have only one common, non-divisible state. This fact is responsible for all the oddities commonly associated with quantum theory, including the famous thought experiments with Schrödinger’s cat and Wigner’s friend. The entanglement of quantum mechanics plays a central role in experiments with atoms and photons (Nobel Prize 2012 for Haroche and Wineland) and the planned construction of quantum computers. 

This book presents EPR’s original work amplified with a detailed commentary, which examines both the historical context and all aspects of entanglement. In particular, it focuses on the interpretation of quantum theory and its consequences for a basic understanding of nature.


About the authors

Prof. Dr. Claus Kiefer, University of Cologne, Institute of Theoretical Physics.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, Nathan Rosen
Book Subtitle
Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete?
Editors
  • Claus Kiefer
Translated by
Hudert, A.K., Linden, S.
Series Title
Classic Texts in the Sciences
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47037-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47037-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47036-4
Series ISSN
2365-9963
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 100
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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