Physicists Disagree Over Meaning of Quantum Mechanics, Poll Shows
by Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer
Date: 21 January 2013 Time: 07:59 AM ET
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That situation hasn't changed much in the roughly 90 years since quantum mechanics was first introduced, as evidenced by a new poll, detailed online this month, showing that physicists are still divided over the theory's meaning.
The 16-question poll was given to 33 physicists, philosophers and mathematicians at a conference on "Quantum Physics and the Nature of Reality" in Austria in July 2011. The poll probed the experts' thoughts on fundamental tenets of the theory, such as the randomness of nature and the impact of outside measurements on quantum systems.
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