Einstein's Legacy: The Revolution of Physics - The Solution of the Wave/Particle-Paradox
Book by Mario Wingert, 2003 (only in German)
Something strange is happening in science: in a mysterious way, the two greatest mysteries of nature persistently elude any fruitful approach: one is the question of the constitution of reality - the mystery of quantum physics that no one understands. The other is the question of how we perceive this reality. This is the secret of the mind, of thinking and of language. How can there be a reasonable answer to the second question if the first is not even understood?
The solution to both of these riddles conceals an experiment for which basically not even technology is necessary - the double-slit experiment. For generations, physicists have been despairing of the reasonable interpretation of this experiment. It shows that light cannot consist of particles ("bodies"). What is particularly irritating is that this also applies to matter and even to individual photons, electrons and atoms. Nobody understands that:
If material structures are not "bodies" and cannot consist of "bodies" - and also the wave model is not suitable to understand the quantum-like energetic structure of radiation and matter - how are the structures of reality constituted then? This is the wave/particle paradox before which every physicist so far had to throw in the towel. Albert Einstein, too, made the same experience - but he saw a problem where others did not see any at all: he considered this paradox to be the deepest enigma of physics and was already convinced in 1917 "that the real joke that the eternal puzzle giver has presented us with is absolutely not yet understood". Although he tirelessly searched for it until the end of his life, he did not succeed in finding the solution.
However, most physicists consider the resolution of the paradox to be impossible on principle. They follow the credo of a natural-philosophical interpretation given in 1927 by Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg and Max Born which became known as the Copenhagen interpretation. Since then, great importance has been attached to making it clear to every pupil, physics student and reader of popular science literature in good time that the double-slit experiment were not logically explainable and this illogicalness would be spring off nature. This can be accepted without contradiction - or, with an appropriate temperament, can be perceived as a completely unacceptable attempt at conditioning. Fact is: Nature is showing her true face in the experiment, but physicists do not see and understand it... For 75 years physics has been in a deep epistemological hibernation. This may be perceived as a radical personal point of view, but it is the same position that Albert Einstein held.
His legacy is best confirmed by the solution of the wave/particle paradox, which is entirely rendered in the spirit of Einstein (as a field theory) and is presented to the public for the first time here. The solution is simple and revolutionary:* It reveals that the physicists, with their inglorious farewell to Albert Einstein and the uncritical acceptance of the Copenhagen interpretation, have missed the unique historical opportunity to solve the enigma of the true constitution of nature and the enigma of the mind they encountered with quantum physics. Look inside (in German)