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In 1957, Hugh Everett III believed he had solved the infamous measurement problem in quantum mechanics by explaining probability as an illusion in an evolving, deterministic universe of universes. His “relative state” theory horrified Niels Bohr, who treated Everett’s doctoral thesis (written under the guidance of John Wheeler) with disbelief and scorn.

Everett’s theory was reborn as the “many worlds” interpretation of quantum mechanics in the 1970s. Yet despite his idea’s growing popularity, Everett never wrote another word about quantum mechanics. Instead, he worked on military operations research, designing nuclear missile targeting software. In this lecture, investigative journalist and Everett biographer Peter Byrne traces how Everett’s theory evolved over the course of his often-troubled life.

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Comments

  1. bigfatfurrytexan says:

    Hmmm….tells you all you need to know.

    he wrote a paper that many viewed as ground breaking. Then he went to work for the DoD.

    Sounds like so many other scientists. And it explains why we don’t have any “great minds” like Einstein, Oppenheimer, et al in todays society. They are all working for the DoD.

    What we are left with are what seem to be shills for the “false scientific doctrine” (De Grasse-Tyson or Kaku).

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