Mind Bombs: Searching for Truth in the Great Debate Between Einstein and Bohr

Timothy McGettigan

Abstract


Albert Einstein is regarded by many as perhaps the greatest scientist of the 20th century. Yet, one of his most enduring legacies is the monumental debate that he lost over the issue of quantum mechanics. Time and again, Einstein focused every bit of his extraordinary intellect on numerous efforts to undermine quantum mechanics only to fail on each and every occasion. While Einstein’s reputation among his fellow physicists may have suffered as a result, his efforts, nonetheless, did much to advance the field of physics—and also, I argue, to sustain a commitment to good science.

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Einstein; Bohr; Quantum mechanics

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