Assessment of Einstein’s Views and Contributions
Later in this last chapter we assess Einstein’ s contributions to quantum theory. However we start by recognising how much the study of quantum theory has advanced in the half-century since Einstein ’s death.In Part C of this book,we dis- cussed the work of John Bell,the range of novel interpretations of quantum theory, the coming of quantum information theory,and the new ideas on the classical limit of quantum theory,while in the previous chapter we reviewed a few of the current developments.As we have stressed all this serves to vindicate Einstein ’s practi- cally lone opposition to Copenhagen over the last 30 years of his life,but we now ask the question—how would Einstein have reacted to these new lines of study?
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