April 30, 2013

How Fat Is Schrodinger's Cat?

Edwin Cartlidge, Physics World

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In recent years physicists have been placing ever-larger objects into states of quantum superposition – the curious state that Schrödinger’s cat finds itself in. Now, researchers in Germany have devised a way of quantifying just how macroscopic those objects are and how much ground still needs to be made up before cats and other familiar items can be held in two or more quantum states at the same time.

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TAGGED: Quantum Superposition, Classical Physics, Quantum Mechanics


October 14, 2013
10 Terrific Physics Halloween Costumes
Buzz Skyline, Physics Central
We've blogged about physics Halloween costumes in the past, but too late to help anyone come up with ideas in time to actually celebrate the greatest holiday of the year.We're going to try to remedy that this year by suggesting... more ››