# The Schrodinger's Cat Paradox and Quantum Weirdness Explained

Posed by Erwin Schrodinger, Schrodinger's Cat paradox is a key thought experiment that illustrates the quantum theory of superposition. This ScienceStruck post looks at one of the most famous illustrations of quantum theory.

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Last Updated: Oct 18, 2018

What is the Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

The Schrödinger's Cat paradox is an experiment that Austrian physicist, Erwin Schrödinger intended as a discussion for the EPR (Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen) article.

How Does it Explain Quantum Weirdness

Measuring Microscopic and Macroscopic Objects

The Schrödinger's Cat paradox explains the apparent contradiction between things that are observable on the microscopic level and those that are visible to the naked eye. While the paradox may work well for microscopic elements, the same rules cannot be applied to larger, everyday objects.

When Do Superpositions Collapse

Although the Copenhagen theory does say that the superpositions collapse when the box is opened and an observation is performed, it fails to mention how such an observer-induced collapse happens, or why a specific outcome happened as opposed to the other.