Blog: Life on the edge

Dead cats can live again if they are quantum cats

Posted 3rd November 2014

The Austrian father of quantum mechanics, Erwin Schrödinger, famously imagined sealing a cat inside a box. The cat’s fate would be linked to the quantum world through a poison that will be released only if a single radioactive atom decays. Schrödinger pointed out that the equations of quantum mechanics insist that the atom must exist […]