In 1928 -...

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In 1928, Heisenberg, Bohr, and Born developed the "Copenhagen interpretation," which  joined the matrix and wave mechanical formulations into one theory. The Copenhagen  interpretation relies on Bohr's complementarity principle, the idea that nature  encompasses fundamental dualities and observers must choose one side over another  in making observations. The interpretation is also based on Heisenberg's uncertainty  relations, which state that certain basic properties of an object, such as the position and  momentum of a subatomic particle, cannot be measured simultaneously with total  accuracy. Thus the Copenhagen interpretation explained that while quantum mechanics  provides rules for calculating probabilities, it cannot provide us with exact  measurements.  Following the formulation of this new interpretation, Born and Heisenberg proclaimed  that the "quantum revolution" had come to an end: quanta were a mere means of 
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