Why Einstein Hated Quantum Mechanics


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Why Einstein Hated Quantum Mechanics

Why Einstein Hated Quantum Mechanics

Albert Einstein was not a fan of quantum mechanics. He was annoyed by the uncertain, random nature of the universe it implied (hence the famous quote « God does not play dice with the universe »). So, Einstein tried to develop a unified theory that would circumvent what he saw as quantum mechanics’ flaws. In this excerpt from the 2014 World Science Festival Program Dear Albert, Alan Alda and Brian Greene discuss Einstein’s relationship with the « unruly child » of quantum mechanics, and how the famed physicist came up with the Special Theory of Relativity.

Was Einstein ever wrong? How did he miss out on a major prediction for the universe? What was his major beef with quantum mechanics? How did he go from quantum believer to quantum hater? I discuss these questions and more……


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