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It appears to be paradoxical. As yet we have no answer to this. von Neumann’s Inﬁnite Chain If it was Heisenberg, Schrödinger, and the English physicist Paul Dirac who ﬁrst created quantum mechanics, it was the Hungarian-American mathematician John von Neumann who wrote the bible of the quantum world, Die Mathematische Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik [Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics]. Published in 1932, it presented, on the whole, the most deﬁnitive mathematical quantum analysis. No other book on quantum theory has inﬂuenced the world’s physicists to so great a degree.
EPR presented their argument in the form of a thought experiment that, if properly thought out, would lead to results that clearly conﬂicted with the theory of relativity itself. And that, of course, was solid as a rock, they thought. Thus, the basic idea of the article was to point out that nature, if their doubts were correct, would behave in a very puzzling and paradoxical manner that went totally against Einstein’s scientiﬁc intuition. The idea subsequently came to be known as the EPR paradox.
Here, the prevailing uncertainties and ambivalences seem to both damage and even tear apart the independence and objective properties of the micro-particles. The micro-world, in other words, is rather chaotic. But when an atomic physicist makes his measurements of a particle’s position or momentum, for instance, he obtains concrete values, exactly as in the classical picture. How can this be? , the human being, holds the keys! , it lacks physical properties. It is only when we observe it that it gains physical existence.