EPR before EPR: a 1930 Einstein–Bohr thought experiment revisited

@article{Nikoli2012EPRBE,
  title={EPR before EPR: a 1930 Einstein–Bohr thought experiment revisited},
  author={Hrvoje Nikoli{\'c}},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={1089-1097}
}
  • H. Nikolić
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • European Journal of Physics
In 1930, Einstein argued against the consistency of the time–energy uncertainty relation by discussing a thought experiment involving a measurement of the mass of the box which emitted a photon. Bohr seemingly prevailed over Einstein by arguing that Einstein's own general theory of relativity saves the consistency of quantum mechanics. We revisit this thought experiment from a modern point of view at a level suitable for an undergraduate readership and find that neither Einstein nor Bohr was… Expand
Quantum Communications, Relativistic Entanglement and the Theory of Dilated Locality
Since his famous discussions with Niels Bohr, Albert Einstein considered quantum entanglement (QE) as a spooky action at a distance, due to the violation of locality necessary so that two entangledExpand
Every entangled stuff has its own avatar
TLDR
It is demonstrated that some byproducts resulting from entanglement, which are called avatars, act as a hinge that link both theories making the completeness of QM clear. Expand
How much entanglement can be created in a closed system
In a closed system, the total number of particles is fixed. We ask how much does this conservation law restricts the amount of entanglement that can be created. We derive a tight upper bound on theExpand
Space and Time in a Quantized World
Rather than consider space-time as an a priori arena in which events take place, it is a construction of our mind making possible a particular kind of ordering of events. As quantum entanglement is aExpand
Quantum steering , entanglement and Bell nonlocality
Quantum steering, the ability of one party to perform a measurement on their side of an entangled system with different outcomes leading to different sets of states for another part of the entangledExpand
Energy–time and frequency–time uncertainty relations: exact inequalities
We give a short review of known exact inequalities that can be interpreted as 'energy–time' and 'frequency–time' uncertainty relations. In particular we discuss a precise form of signals minimizingExpand
Imaginative Thinking in Science and Science Education
This chapter focuses on the centrality of imagination in the thinking process in general and its role in science and science education in particular. More specifically, it discusses the role thatExpand
Towards quantum computing based community detection
TLDR
A comprehensive literature survey for social network analysis and community detection highlighting the limitations prevalent in the current technologies and a systematic account of quantum computing based community detection techniques has been summarized and discussed as a more prudent future alternative. Expand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 25 REFERENCES
Complementarity in the Einstein-Bohr photon box
The Bohr–Einstein photon box thought experiment is a forerunner of the EPR experiment: a packet of radiation escapes from a box, and the box-plus-radiation state remains entangled. Hence, aExpand
Bell's theorem
The origins of this topic is a famous paper by Einstein, Rosen and Podolsky (EPR) in 1935; its title was Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality be Considered Complete? They consideredExpand
On the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox
Abstract Central to the EPR paradox is a ‘thought experiment’ in which two spins are initially coupled to a state with S  = 0 and are then separated to a large distance, at which they can beExpand
Do we really understand quantum mechanics? Strange correlations, paradoxes, and theorems
This article presents a general discussion of several aspects of our present understanding of quantum mechanics. The emphasis is put on the very special correlations that this theory makes possible:Expand
LETTERS AND COMMENTS: The photon-box Bohr-Einstein debate demythologized. Reply to Comment *The photon-box Bohr-Einstein debate demythologized. Reply to Comment
The arguments presented in the criticism of our work suffer from the same mistakes that we have denounced. That is, the confusion of quantum indeterminacies with experimental uncertainties. WeExpand
Quantum Mechanics: Myths and Facts
Abstract A common understanding of quantum mechanics (QM) among students and practical users is often plagued by a number of “myths”, that is, widely accepted claims on which there is not really aExpand
Research on hidden variable theories: A review of recent progresses
Abstract Quantum Mechanics (QM) is one of the pillars of modern physics: an impressive amount of experiments have confirmed this theory and many technological applications are based on it.Expand
Erratum: “Do we really understand quantum mechanics? Strange correlations, paradoxes, and theorems” [Am. J. Phys. 69 (6), 655–701 (2001)]
that compares the toppling of a rectangular blocksubject to a horizontal force with vehicle rollover. Cross sug-gests that this analogy is incomplete unless one invokes cen-trifugal force.TheExpand
Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality be Considered Complete?
It is shown that a certain "criterion of physical reality" formulated in a recent article with the above title by A. Einstein, B. Podolsky and N. Rosen contains an essential ambiguity when it isExpand
Quantum mysteries explored
A bare‐bones skeleton of quantum mechanics is used to do the calculations underlying both Mermin’s example of a Bell inequality and his example of the Greenberger–Horne–Zeilinger discovery. AnExpand
...
1
2
3
...