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29/11/1935 Schrödinger's cat


Schrödinger's cat: A thought experiment in quantum mechanics - Chad Orzel


IDTIMWYTIM: Schrodinger's Cat

Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger published his famous thought experiment. He wanted to point out a problem in the interpretation of a new physical theory, quantum mechanics. In his scenario, there is a cat placed in a box together with a radioactive material, poison, and a Geiger counter. According to quantum mechanics, the cat can be alive and dead at the same time.
    • Essentials 

    • Fictional character facts 

    • Origin and motivation 

    • Thought experiment 

    • Copenhagen interpretation 

    • Many-worlds interpretation and consistent histories 

    • Relational interpretation 

    • Transactional interpretation 

    • Zeno effects 

    • Objective collapse theories 

    • Applications and tests 

    • Extensions