One-Minute Physics: Schrödinger’s Cat [Video]

Schrödinger’s cat is a famous thought experiment designed to explain the application of quantum mechanics to everyday objects (or, um, animals). It’s fairly well-known but not always clearly understood, and that’s where Henry Reich from MinutePhysics comes in to help.

[New Scientist]


4 Responses to One-Minute Physics: Schrödinger’s Cat [Video]

  1. This is terrible. Shouldn't an explanation of this thought experiment at least be pointed out as a mockery of the Copenhagen Theory? That's all it is in reality. All the physicists of the Copenhagen Theory decided that until observed, all things exist in a superposition and that the act of observation and measurement is what collapses the possibilities into a single reality. The "Scientists" refused to even acknowledge where quantum particles were while not being observed. Basically put, if a tree falls in a forest and no scientist is there to measure it, it hasn't fallen and yet it has, point being that it's insignificant until observed. Schrödinger mocked them by creating a thought experiment that is a reductium ad absurdio. To try to understand this experiment as a reality is crazy, and today, most physicists don't accept the Copenhagen theory at all… Thank you Chad Orzel!

  2. Oll catz has to bee leaveft aloon! Neow ganpuvder noor poozon! And deafientli no bonkerz! Trie samting dealiciouz like kandy or cake or samting dealiciouz…