Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Schrodinger's Cat

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Edward Hessler

One the most well-known, explored and puzzling thought experiments (Gedankenexperiment) in physics was conceived by Nobelist Erwin Schrodinger.

The purpose was to provide a way of thinking about a very famous paper in physics published by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen in 1935. Neither the paper or the thought experiment is intuitive! To put it another way this moggie has had many lives.

I've mentioned my deep regard and admiration for the work of Dr. Sabine Hossenfelder. She has had a long interest in music and has posted some of her songs occasionally. Recently she collaborated with two musicians--Apostolos Vasilidis and Timo Albo to produce a second music video.

Hossenfelder wrote the lyrics, sings and later explains this puzzle. Vasilidis and Albo wrote the music, play and also sing.

This video received production support from FQXi. Here is information about the Foundational Questions Institute.

What a difference  there is between the world of the big (us, for example) and the world of the small (the quantum world).

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