PHYS212 : Reading Assignments

Reading for 4/30

EPR and Bell's Theorem

``Experimental Realization of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen-Bohm Gedankenexperiment: A New Violation of Bell's Inequalities,'' Alain Aspect, Philippe Grangier, and Gérard Roger, Physical Review Letters 49, 91 (1982).

``Experimental Test of Bell's Inequalities Using Time-Varying Analyzers,'' Alain Aspect, Jean Dalibard, and Gérard Roger, Physical Review Letters 49, 1804 (1982).

Reading Questions

  1. How is the experiment described in the second article an improvement over that described in the first?

  2. Does the improved experiment satisfy skeptics? (Have a look at the letters in response to Mermin's article.) What grounds for skepticism remain?


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