Like Sleeping Beauty, some research lies dormant for decades, study finds

25 mayo 2015

A new study explores ‘sleeping beauties,’ research papers that remain dormant for years and then suddenly explode with great impact upon the scientific community. A prime example is a seminal paper by Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky and Nathan Rosen that laid out the «EPR Paradox,» a major puzzle in quantum entanglement theory in which particles with past interaction remain linked in their behavior no matter their distance, including across a galaxy. The new research found that that paper, published in 1935, didn’t receive widespread citation until 1994.