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What Is Schrodinger’s Cat Explained

Is the cat alive? Is it dead? I bet you know what we are talking about: it’s probably one of the most famous cats in the world! Indeed, we are talking about Schrödinger’s cat.

This is a famous paradox that tries to illustrate how weird the microscopic world is, by applying concepts of quantum mechanics to everyday life… and the consequences are very bizarre! Before talking about Schrödinger’s cat, let’s introduce briefly its ‘owner’ first.

Erwin Schrödinger was an Austrian physicist born in 1887. He provided several important contributions in many fields of physics, such as statistical mechanics, cosmology, and thermodynamics. However, his most notable results were probably those related to quantum mechanics.

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