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Bell's theorem and the foundation of modern physics


A meeting was held to discuss the subject of Bell's theorem and its relevance for the foundations of modern physics.
It has been realized that very general ideas of reality and locality lead to the necessary validity of Bell's inequality. Convincing evidence has been presented that the experiments performed on Bell's theorem are far from conclusive and that a new generation of experiments is needed.
It has also been shown that a reformulation of the Einstein-de Broglie duality is possible, with full adherence to the realistic and local program, which leads to the Rochester null effect. The required formulation of variable detection probabilities unifies the local realistic treatment of Bell type experiments and wave particle duality experiments.
The need for a critical conceptual and experimental study of Bell's theorem, and more generally, of the whole foundation of quantum physics and relativity, is increasingly felt.

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