NBA History of Science Seminar – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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NBA History of Science Seminar

Roberto Angeloni
Marie Curie Intra-European-Fellow at CNRS/SPHERE, Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot

The holistic aspect of the phenomenon of entanglement

It is my aim to compare the conceptual and historical paths that led Bohr,
Einstein and Schrödinger to develop their positions with regard to the
phenomenon of entanglement. For this purpose, the concept of holism
and non-separability in relation to the views of Bohr and Schrödinger,
and separability, in relation to the view of Einstein, will be crucial for
 reconstructing their standpoints. The idea will be upheld that the
concept of non-separability underlies the phenomenon of entanglement.
Furthermore, I shall place emphasis on the divergences between Bohr
 and Schrödinger in spite of their shared holistic world view. A comparison
 between the above- mentioned positions will be sketched in relation
to some relevant historical cases, such as the theory of virtual oscillators
represented by the Bohr-Kramers-Slater theory, the Solvay Conference
of 1927 and the positions regarding the phenomenon of entanglement before
and after the publication of the Einsten-Podolsky-Rosen paper from 1935.