Summary of Einstein’s Views


Jeremy Bernstein1 has written that ‘In 1926, even before Heisenberg’s paper [on the uncertainty or indeterminacy principle], Einstein abandoned the quantum theory’. Bernstein also writes of the depth of Einstein’s feelings about the theory, that, at least at one period: ‘He wished to destroy it.’ And indeed it is extremely commonly implied that Einstein ‘did not accept’ quantum theory; faced with a shelf of popular physics books, or a series of relevant websites, it would take a very short time to gain the overwhelming impression that Einstein ‘rej ected quantum theory’, usually stated without any qualification.


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