Foundations of Physics

, Volume 11, Issue 7–8, pp 529–546

Nonlocality in quantum theory understood in terms of Einstein's nonlinear field approach

  • D. Bohm
  • B. J. Hiley

DOI: 10.1007/BF00726935

Cite this article as:
Bohm, D. & Hiley, B.J. Found Phys (1981) 11: 529. doi:10.1007/BF00726935


We discuss Einstein's ideas on the need for a theory that is both objective and local and also his suggestion for realizing such a theory through nonlinear field equations. We go on to analyze the nonlocality implied by the quantum theory, especially in terms of the experiment of Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen. We then suggest an objective local field model along Einstein's lines, which might explain quantum nonlocality as a coordination of the properties of pulse-like solutions of the nonlinear equations that would represent particles. Finally, we discuss the implications of our model for Bell's inequality.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Bohm
    • 1
  • B. J. Hiley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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