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.



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