Skip to main content

Text / John Bell preprint, "On the Hypothesis that the Schroedinger Equation is Exact," ...

Have a question about this item?

Item information.

John Bell preprint, "On the Hypothesis that the Schroedinger Equation is Exact," with Hugh Everett comments
Bell, John S.
Everett, Hugh, annotator
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Digital Scholarship Services
Hugh Everett III Manuscripts
Rights Information
This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. Contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives for more information (
Scope/Content: In 1971, the CERN physicist and philosopher of physics John Bell wrote a paper concerning non-collapse theories of quantum mechanics, including sections on both David Bohm's theory and Hugh Everett's theory. The paper would be published much later, in revised form, as "Quantum Mechanics for Cosmologists" in Bell's collection of essays "Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics" (1987). Everett annotated (critically) the portions of the 1971 preprint that directly concerned his own theory. This document is the preprint, with Everett's handwritten marginalia.
Scope/Content: This document was found in the basement of Mark Everett in 2007 by Mark Everett and Peter Byrne.
Everett, Hugh III
Bell, John S.
Quantum mechanics
Philosophy of science
Relative states, branches, and worlds
Hugh Everett III Thesis, Quantum Mechanics, and Related Materials

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: