Video: What can Schrödinger’s cat teach us about quantum mechanics?

The Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger is famous for his thoughts on… well… cats. With the example commonly known as “Schrödinger’s cat”, the Nobel prize winner explains the basics of quantum mechanics: Assuming that you put a cat in a box with a bomb and the bomb has a chance of 50 percent to explode, the cat is as well dead as also alive, as long as we don’t look into the box. Similarly, quantums are at many places at the same time, as long as we have no possibility of measuring  their exact location.

Video Lesson by Josh Samani, animation by Dan Pinto.

Source: TED-Ed/Youtube

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