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Locality and the Uncertainty Principle: A Bell-type argument in the original EPR variables
Jean Bricmont: University of Louvain, Belgium
Location: Hill 705
Date & time: Thursday, 09 March 2017 at 12:00PM - 12:11PM
In his 1951 book on quantum theory, Bohm reformulated that argument in terms of spin variables and it is using those variables (or the polarizations of photons) thatBell proved that some sort of actions at a distance actually do exist.
We will show that, thanks to a little known no hidden variable theorem, one can reach the same conclusion using the original position and momentum variables of Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen.