Sep 17, 2021 • 30M

Episode 4: The Bohr-Einstein Debate

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Colourized photograh of Bohr and Einstein at the home of Paul Ehrenfest in Leiden (1925)

This episode of The Privatdozent Podcast is based on the May 25th 2021 newsletter ‘The Bohr-Einstein Debate'. Read by Steve King, the episode is about Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein's public debate about quantum mechanics, which began during the Solvay Conference in 1927.


Chapters: Welcome (00:00), Where it Started (02:27), The Copenhagen Interpretation (03:31), History (06:46), Einstein’s First Criticism (10:58), Bohr’s Response (12:55), Einstein’s Second Criticism (14:11), Bohr’s Triumph (16:12), Einstein’s Fourth Criticism (21:29), Bohr’s Response (26:23), Epilogue (27:30).