What’s Wrong with Einstein’s 1927 Hidden-Variable Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics?

  title={What’s Wrong with Einstein’s 1927 Hidden-Variable Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics?},
  author={Peter Holland},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
  • P. Holland
  • Published 5 January 2004
  • Mathematics, Physics
  • Foundations of Physics
Einstein’s unpublished 1927 deterministic trajectory interpretation of quantum mechanics is critically examined, in particular with regard to the reason given by Einstein for rejecting his theory. It is shown that the aspect Einstein found objectionable—the mutual dependence of the motions of particles when the (many-body) wavefunction factorises—is a generic attribute of his theory but that this feature may be removed by modifying Einstein’s method in either of two ways: using a suggestion of… 
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