Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Schroedinger's cat is alive!


According to New Scientist (3 October 2012):

"Schrödinger's cat, the enduring icon of quantum mechanics, has been defied. By making constant but weak measurements of a quantum system, physicists have managed to probe a delicate quantum state without destroying it – the equivalent of taking a peek at Schrodinger's metaphorical cat without killing it."

The Tabby (above) illustrates the breakthrough.

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