I am interested in Lev Landau. I was trying to find what was his approach to the interpretation of quantum mechanics, I am unable to find any particular source were this is discussed.

Was he an advocate of any particular interpretation? or was he like Dirac that was purposely never interested in this problem? I hope there is some information about it.

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    $\begingroup$ In the early days Landau was concerned not with interpreting quantum mechanics but with overthrowing it for a new synthesis with relativity, see Landau-Peierls. As the prospect receded into "distant future" he became "purely practical", "actively discouraged his students from embracing Bohr’s epistemological concerns"; "A student who knew Landau from 1951 onward testifies that he never heard his teacher discuss the foundations of quantum mechanics", see Hall, The Schooling of Lev Landau. $\endgroup$
    – Conifold
    Mar 19, 2021 at 22:24
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    $\begingroup$ It seems that he never wrote about interpretation. $\endgroup$ Mar 20, 2021 at 1:37
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    $\begingroup$ It is discussed extensively in Landau-Lifschitz. $\endgroup$
    – user14095
    Mar 23, 2021 at 0:33
  • $\begingroup$ @dodd which one? $\endgroup$
    – Mauricio
    Mar 23, 2021 at 7:02
  • $\begingroup$ There is, for example, a volume on quantum optics. $\endgroup$
    – user14095
    Mar 23, 2021 at 11:56


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