Quantum Mechanics - Probabilities versus Certainties

People working on quantum mechanics began to find that certain laws of physics differed from Einstein’s beliefs.  Accurate predictions, they said, could not always be made when applying the laws of the universe.  Einstein, on the other hand, said:  “I cannot believe that God plays dice with the universe.”

Determining that probabilities (not certainties) was the best one could do was inconsistent with Einstein’s philosophy of science.  He began a series of dialogues with a good friend - Niels Bohr - which are still studied today.

Media Credits

From Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony, BBC Horizon, starring David Graham as Einstein and Annette Badland as his nurse - part four.  Online, via BBC's WorldWide Channel at YouTube.  Copyright, BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production.


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