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Abstract : In this paper, we discuss various aspects of Heisenberg-s thought on hidden variables in the period 1927-1935. We also compare Heisenberg-s approach to others current at the time, specifically that embodied by von Neumann-s impossibility proof, but also views expressed mainly in correspondence by Pauli and by Schroedinger. We shall base ourselves mostly on published and unpublished materials that are known but little-studied, among others Heisenberg-s own draft response to the EPR paper. Our aim will be not only to clarify Heisenberg-s thought on the hidden-variables question, but in part also to clarify how this question was understood more generally at the time.

Keywords : hidden variables Heisenberg

Author: Guido Bacciagaluppi - Elise Crull -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/


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