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"The more precisely the position is determined, the less precisely the momentum is known in this instant, and vice versa."
                       Heisenberg, 1927

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"A CAT is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following diabolical device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): in a Geiger counter there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small that perhaps in the course of one hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none; if it happens, the counter tube discharges and through a relay releases a hammer which shatters a small flask of hydrocyanic acid.

If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has decayed. The first atomic decay would have poisoned it. The Psi function for the entire system would express this by having in it the living and the dead cat (pardon the expression) mixed or smeared out in equal parts."



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Dead or Alive


with Heisenberg's uncertainty

& Schrödinger's cat

who can know precisely where

anything's at


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Schrodinger's Cat (alternative universe)

Quantum Dancing



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