Big ‘Schrödinger’s Cats’ Created

The imaginary feline known as Schrödinger’s cat, which is both alive and dead (or neither) until beheld, is the best-known representation of the real-life phenomenon known as superposition. Now, for the first time, scientists have demonstrated superposition over a macroscopic scale of about a half-yard (0.54 meters). This finding reveals that superposition is possible at the distances and timescales of everyday life, researchers said.

December 28, 2015 10:29 pm

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