Quantentheorie: EPR-Paradoxon

Quantentheorie: EPR-Paradoxon

Sticklers for Principle and Virtuosos
Einstein to Paul Ehrenfest, Berlin, 18 April 1925, facsimile

Ehrenfest is discouraged in view of the rapid development of mathematical physics. Einstein consoles him by saying that there are different ways of pursuing physics.

Some are sticklers for principle, others are virtuosos. All three of us [Bohr, Einstein, Ehrenfest] belong to the first kind. [. . . ], so what we feel when we encounter pronounced virtuosos (Born or Debye) is discouragement. By the way, the reverse effect is similar.

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