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The Experimental Resolution of the Bohr–Einstein Debate: How Entangled Particles Made Their Way from Theory into Practice

  • Lars Jaeger
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Abstract

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, some American physicists came under the spotlight of the reactionary Senator McCarthy and became targets of his attacks, similar in some ways to those of the medieval Grand Inquisitors. The modern heresy was communism, and those who leaned towards liberal and leftist ideas were suspected of anti-American activities. Even Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the American atomic bomb, who had made a significant contribution to his country’s becoming a world power, was persecuted by McCarthy and his followers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars Jaeger
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  1. 1.BaarSwitzerland

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