Understanding Quantum Physics
a quasi-aesthetic quiz
Schrödinger's Cat is the title given to a grizzly little ``thought experiment'' by Erwin Schrödinger in 1935.
Schrödinger imagined a cat imprisoned in a soundproof black box. The box is also a gas chamber. The
poison gas is triggered by a radiation detector pointed at a piece of radioactive material that has a 50%
chance of emitting a particle in a one-hour period, thereby killing the cat.
The cat in the box is neither alive
or dead, but in a superposition, being possibly dead and possibly alive.
Pick the best name for Schrödinger's cat and explain why you picked that particular name.