Talk:Solvay Conference

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The best kept secret of the last century[edit]

Please, please anyone, more information on the Fifth Conference.

The Fifth conference was the defining moment when the world of science was divorced from the world of Western "common sense", and the truth became once again known, thousands of years after its intuitive discovery in the East.

Yet it is Einstein who is still considered the great beacon in our continuing use of science to understand and make the world of humans a better place.

The truth is that the world Einstein fought to defend,crumbled into dust in October 1927 when Bohr and the new quantum mechanics finally triumphed over the old school.

For the 80 years that have followed every scientific inquiry has confirmed what Bohr and Heisenberg proclaimed at the Conference. They had been shunned and reviled by the entire scientific community. Einstein had seemed to have triumphed. Everyone still knows his phrase that God "does not throw dice". That triumph was revealed as a mirage at Solvay.

This implications of this fact are nothing short of earth shattering. Everything that has become commonplace in the mergeing of science with humanity and that has taken place in the last 100 years has been based on a fundamental untruth.

Only the truth can set us free.

And the truth is often very uncomfortable. Perhaps politics has been the driving force behind this monumental coverup? —Preceding unsigned comment added by LookingGlass (talkcontribs) 13:45, 24 January 2008 (UTC) Thanks SineBot, sorry LookingGlass (talk) 20:24, 3 February 2008 (UTC)


Many phrases and titles of the conferences in this article are in (I think) French. It would be worthwhile, I believe, to translate these phrases into English beside the original phrase (e.g. <<French words>> ("English translation")). Of course, I don't know how to translate it myself, so someone will need to do this if it is going to get done. -Kanogul (talk) 14:27, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Is there a Solway Conference this year?[edit]

If I have done my math correctly, we are due a Solway Conference in this year. 2005 + 3 is still 2008, right? Does anyone have any idea whether the conference has been held, or when it will be held, and what its subject was/is? -- Cimon Avaro; on a pogostick. (talk) 00:00, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

First Conference info?[edit]

The article claims that the first conference was a turning point in physics, but it says nothing about any conclusions drawn or particular questions formulated... what was the point of the first conference? This is the only article, it belongs at least here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:26, 24 May 2012 (UTC)


The article says: "This conference was also the culmination of the struggle between Einstein and the scientific realists, who wanted strict rules of scientific method as laid out by Charles Peirce and Karl Popper, versus Bohr and the instrumentalists, who wanted looser rules based on outcomes."

But Popper was still a young man, about 25, with the relevant work ahead of him. So what is the basis for this claim? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:50, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Color photo?[edit]

I have a color photo of the delegates identical to the black and white one, I can replace it if people like the idea? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:47, 31 January 2013 (UTC)