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BILLY, WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM, CHAMP? QUIT FIDGETING AND PAY ATTENTION. STORY’S JUST GETTING INTERESTING.

SORRY, GRANDPA.

SO IT WAS SCHRÖDINGER WHO FIRST COINED THE TERM ‘ENTANGLEMENT’ AS IT APPLIES TO QUANTUM MECHANICS IN A LETTER TO EINSTEIN (ONLY HE CALLED IT VERSCHRÄNKUNG BECAUSE THEY WERE GERMAN. WELL, SCHRÖDINGER WAS AUSTRIAN, BUT YOU GET THE IDEA). THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN BACK IN ‘35 OR ‘36. AFTER THAT, HE PUBLISHED HIS PAPER ON THE SUBJECT, AND IT WAS A DOOZY, WITHOUT WHICH WE NEVER WOULD HAVE HAD BOHM’S INTERPRETATION ON LOCALITY, AND SUBSEQUENTLY BELL’S THEOREM THAT QUANTUM PHYSICS HAS TO VIOLATE EITHER THE LOCALITY PRINCIPLE OR COUNTERFACTUAL DEFINITENESS.

THAT ONE CAME ALONG IN ‘63 OR ‘64. I CAN’T REMEMBER, BUT HOO BOY, THOSE WERE SOME FUN TIMES FOR US BACK IN THE LABS …

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