In popular culture the thought experiment of Schrödinger’s cat has gained some level of popularity, mainly owing to some references in various movies on concepts in quantum mechanics.

The concept involves an experiment with a cat and an equal-weighted probability of it having been either poisoned or fed normal food. The cat is unobservable for a period, and during this time it is assumed to be both dead and alive until the outcome is known. Though physicist Erwin Schrödinger is said to have devised the thought experiment to highlight some problematic concepts in quantum mechanics, it has since been widely used to explain these very concepts. ..

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