On the Problem of Hidden Variables in Quantum Mechanics

  title={On the Problem of Hidden Variables in Quantum Mechanics},
  author={John Stewart Bell},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
  • J. Bell
  • Published 1966
  • Physics
  • Reviews of Modern Physics
The demonstrations of von Neumann and others, that quantum mechanics does not permit a hidden variable interpretation, are reconsidered. It is shown that their essential axioms are unreasonable. It is urged that in further examination of this problem an interesting axiom would be that mutually distant systems are independent of one another. 
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