The EPR paradox revisited Academic Article uri icon


  • Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen (EPR) argued in 1935 that quantum mechanics fails to give an adequate description of physical reality, and also cannot give a consistent wave-function description of certain phenomena. We show that a calculation based upon the reduced density matrix removes the formal inconsistency pointed out by EPR. The spirit of the present paper is that of a pedagogical review. 1978.

published proceedings

  • Physics Reports

author list (cited authors)

  • Cantrell, C. D., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 39

complete list of authors

  • Cantrell, CD||Scully, Marlan O

publication date

  • July 1978