Part 2: Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!!

July 25, 2014 7:11 PM

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Part 2: Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!!

In 1935, Austrian quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger devised a hypothetical experiment, in which a cat is placed in a sealed box with a radioactive sample, a Geiger counter and a bottle of poison. The Geiger counter is set to trigger the smashing of the bottle of poison if the radioactive material decays--which will kill the cat.

Schrödinger was out to illustrate the flaws in the "Copenhagen interpretation" of quantum mechanics, which argued that a particle exists in all its potential states at once until it is observed.

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