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Schrodinger's Cat theory updated after 81 years

Schrodinger's Cat - one of the most iconic theories in the world of science - has been updated 81 years after the fact.

Schrodinger's Cat theory updated after 81 years

The update comes in the form of the paradoxical cat getting a twin, a playmate, or a friend. What is this theory and what is its importance in the history of quantum mechanics?

The paradox of Schrodinger's Cat started in 1935, when Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger tried to solve the conundrums of quantum mechanics, as it relates to everyday objects or we can say everyday animals.

Schrodinger started an experiment with an aim o prove that a cat could be dead and alive simultaneously while in a box. And now, Schrodinger's hypothetical cat has just gotten itself a new "playmate." The new theory is devised by a group of researchers from Yale University.

The newly-added box and cat is simultaneously dead and alive as the first cat is of the same conflicting states in the first box. This theory makes sense in the world of quantum physics, but as study lead Chen Wang of Yale University said it is not easy for an average person to understand the new paradox.

"You can't understand it using common sense," Wang stressed in a press release. "We can't either."

"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."

The new study was published in the journal Science on Friday.