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Schrodinger’s Cat updated 81 years after the fact

The newly-added box (and cat) is simultaneously dead and alive for the very reason that the first cat is of the same conflicting states in the first box. That may make sense in the world of quantum physics, but as study lead Chen Wang of Yale University said, it’s perfectly normal if the average person can’t make heads or tails of the new paradox.

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“You can’t understand it using common sense,” Wang stressed in a press release, preferring to keep it short and sweet. “We can’t either.”

In the classical Schrodinger’s Cat paradox, a cat sits in a box, next to a vial of poison. The poison, however, will only be let out once a radioactive subatomic particle decays. Based on the quantum theory of superposition, these particles exist simultaneously in all possible states, unless someone tries to measure them. And when that happens, the particles transform into a singular state.

In other words, the particles could potentially be decaying or not decaying, all at the same time. That means the poison is being released, but not being released. As far as the cat is concerned, it is dead and alive, also simultaneously, until the box is opened and the cat is observed.

Wang and his fellow researchers added a twist to the above paradox by introducing “entanglement” into the picture. This is a postulate that suggests two objects can be “intimately” linked to each other, no matter how distant they are from each other, and a change to one will instantly happen to the other. That means Schrodinger’s Cat has a twin hidden in another box, if you can call it a cat, and as the original cat lives and dies at the same time, so does the other cat.

In order to test this theory, Wang and colleagues used light for the experiment, ensuring that no cats were harmed in the process of finding a twin for Schrodinger’s Cat. They took two aluminum cavities with light waves bounding inside of them, but in two different wavelengths at the same time in both boxes. The researchers, most importantly, were able to measure the light in both boxes without disturbing the photons in any way, keeping the dual state successfully. And there may be some further ramifications in the world of quantum physics, as the authors concluded.

“We have demonstrated a Schrodinger’s cat that lives in two cavities,” wrote the authors, explaining the implications of their study. “This two-mode cat state is…(a possible) resource for quantum metrology, quantum networks and teleportation…(that has) important implications for continuous-variable-based quantum computation.”

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