Article ID: CBB000933686

Heisenberg (and Schrödinger, and Pauli) on Hidden Variables (2009)


Bacciagaluppi, Guido (Author)
Crull, Elise (Author)

Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Volume: 40
Pages: 374--382

Publication Date: 2009
Edition Details: Part of a special Issue: Proceedings from the HQ2 Conference
Language: English

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 Schrödinger. We shall base ourselves mostly on published and unpublished materials that are known but little-studied, among others Heisenberg's own draft response to the EPR paper.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.

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Authors & Contributors
Burwell, Jennifer
D'Agostino, Salvo
Zanghi, Nino
Von Neumann, John
Valente, Giovanni
Tumulka, R.
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Physics in Perspective
European Physical Journal H
Springer International Publishing
Drew University
MIT Press
Quantum mechanics
Philosophy of science
Mathematical physics
Theoretical physics
Atomic, nuclear, and particle physics
Schrödinger, Erwin
Heisenberg, Werner
Von Neumann, John
Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Pauli, Wolfgang Ernst
Dirac, Paul Adrien Maurice
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century
Munich (Germany)
Munich. Universität

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