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Schrödinger's Cat Pin

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Hard Enamel Pin
Glow in the Dark accents
Black Metal
40mm 2 Posts

The thought experiment of Schrödinger's Cat, sometimes also referred to as a paradox, was devised by Erwin Schrödinger. The concept was intended to explain quantum superposition. In summary, the thought experiment is this: "First, a cat is placed inside a sealed box for one hour. Also, inside the box are a container of radioactive material, Geiger Counter (simple machine that detects radioactive particles), hammer and container of deadly cyanide. Using the correct radioactive material allows a precisely 50/50 chance that within one hour, a single radioactive particle will be emitted. Next, our Geiger Counter will wait for a radioactive particle to be emitted. And, if it records a particle, it will let the hammer drop. As a result, the hammer breaks open the lethal cyanide container, killing the cat. However, prior to opening the box, the cat is both dead and alive. In fact, this is the very purpose of the Schrödinger’s cat experiment." (source: astronimate.com)

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