Schrödinger's Cat Is Alive And Dead In 2 Boxes At Once

Posted: May 27 2016, 6:36am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

Schrödinger's Cat is Alive and Dead in 2 Boxes at Once
  • Schrodinger’s Hypothetical Cat Supposedly Exists in Both Forms in Two Places

It so appears to be the case that Schrodinger’s hypothetical cat exists in both forms of life and death in two places at one and the same time.

Some novel experiments have been engaged in by scientist regarding Schrodinger’s cat. The paradox showed that a cat can be both dead and alive and in two places at the same time. It is basically a quantum experiment involving a plethora of photons.

They have identical states and become interrelated to each other. This experiment is significant for the stimulation of quantum states and has scope for computer simulation and the field of long-distance communication studies.

The experiment represents identity at a macro-level state in the world of quantum reality. Schrodinger’s cat is a famous thought experiment which explores the consequences of a photon or atom being in two places at one and the same time and that too in two different states.

This is termed quantum superposition. The thought experiment involves a poor cat which is caught up in a container. It may be alive or it may be dead. The researchers looking at the box from outside do not know whether the cat is dead or alive. They have to open the box to find out.

Therefore the paradox is that the cat may be alive or dead depending on its state in the box. Yet the scientists do not know whether this is so or not. In a similar manner, quantum particles may be in two states at one and the same time.

These subatomic particles may be connected across space. Two cavities had light waves applied to them by the experimenters. This was done in such a manner that only one wavelength existed in one of the cavities at a time. This gave the two cavities a likeness in quality.

The two cavities were linked together by means of a super-current. This is a current that involves no voltage in its transmission. The photons in each cavity were allowed to go through a labyrinth of gates that lent each one a precise spin.

The photons were thus able to acquire two states. The photons in the conjoint cavity followed a similar trend. This shows that what Schrodinger only dreamt up so many years ago has come true today when tested in the form of a real life experiment.

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