November 1964: John Stewart Bell Quietly Rings in New Era of Quantum Theory

When the most important quantum theory paper in 30 years was published November 4, 1964, virtually no one noticed. “On the Einstein Podolsky Rosen Paradox” accumulated fewer than a dozen citations in its first six years, and when it garnered wider attention, many physicists dismissed its implications. Even now, with the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to experimenters performing eponymous Bell tests, its singular role wresting concrete answers from nature about reality remains underappreciated.

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Credit: CERN

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