What did Bell really prove?

Jean Bricmont

Submitted to “Quantum Nonlocality and Reality – 50 Years of Bell’s theorem”

The goal of this paper is to give a pedagogical introduction to Bell’s theorem and its implication for our view of the physical world, in particular how it establishes the existence of non local effects or of actions at a distance. We also discuss several misunderstandings of Bell’s result and we will explain how the de Broglie-Bohm theory allows us to understand, to some extent, what non locality is. Full text

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