The Tausk Controversy on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: Physics, Philosophy, and Politics

@article{Pessoa2008TheTC,
  title={The Tausk Controversy on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: Physics, Philosophy, and Politics},
  author={O. Pessoa and J. Freire and A. D. Greiff},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={138-162}
}
  • O. Pessoa, J. Freire, A. D. Greiff
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • Physics in Perspective
  • In 1966 the Brazilian physicist Klaus Tausk (b. 1927) circulated a preprint from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy, criticizing Adriana Daneri,Angelo Loinger,and Giovanni Maria Prosperi’s theory of 1962 on the measurement problem in quantum mechanics. A heated controversy ensued between two opposing camps within the orthodox interpretation of quantum theory, represented by Léon Rosenfeld and Eugene P.Wigner. The controversy went well beyond the strictly… CONTINUE READING
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