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

  title={EPR before EPR: a 1930 Einstein–Bohr thought experiment revisited},
  author={Hrvoje Nikoli{\'c}},
  journal={European Journal of Physics},
  • H. Nikolić
  • Published 6 March 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
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