Quantum Theory at the Crossroads
by Guido Bacciagaluppi, Antony Valentini
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2009
Number of pages: 553
We reconsider the crucial 1927 Solvay conference in the context of current research in the foundations of quantum theory. Contrary to folklore, the interpretation question was not settled at this conference and no consensus was reached; instead, a range of sharply conflicting views were presented and extensively discussed.
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