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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: Schrodinger was obviously onto something

 


This week’s recurring theme in my life is the thought experiment called Schrodinger’s cat.

I’m going to do my best to explain the background of Schrodinger’s cat, but right off the bat, I want to make it clear that it’s called a thought experiment because no one actually did anything to an actual cat.

So here’s the deal, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger was trying to illustrate the difference between classical physics and some new-age level, mind-blowing physics that said quantum mechanics theory was incomplete. Who among us hasn’t thought the same thing, am I right? Wel...



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