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Schrödinger's cat


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Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935, though the idea originated from Albert Einstein. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects. The scenario presents a hypothetical cat that may be simultaneously both alive and dead, a state known as a quantum superposition, as a result of being linked to a random subatomic event that may or may not occur.
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  • Thought experiment 

  • Copenhagen interpretation 

  • Many-worlds interpretation and consistent histories 

  • Relational interpretation 

  • Transactional interpretation 

  • Zeno effects 

  • Objective collapse theories 

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