What If We Live In A Quantum Multiverse?

You've probably heard of the Schrödinger's Cat thought experiment (though your understanding of it is probably wrong). But what if quantum physics isn't limited to a cat being both alive and dead? What if it extends to an entire multiverse that contains observers who are seeing live cats, dead cats, and literally every other possibility at the same time? Let the video below twist your brain with that one.

The Many Worlds Of The Quantum Multiverse

What if it goes way beyond a cat in a box?

Schrödinger's Cat Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Get the real explanation.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Superposition is the idea that a particle can exist in all of its theoretically possible states at the same time. 01:01

  2. Quantum mechanics says that any of the radioactive atoms in the box with Schrodinger's cat could be decayed and not decayed at the same time. 01:52

  3. Schrodinger's famous cat scenario was envisioned to prove that the quantum world operates by a different set of laws than the "normal," observable world. 02:44

Four Crazy Things About Quantum Physics

Just four?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. In quantum physics, electrons remain in orbitals, which have several shapes and sizes. 00:37

  2. Wave-particle duality refers to the fact that light can behave as if it's made up of particles as well as waves. 01:19

  3. In quantum physics, "measuring" a particle's position might be what made the position appear in the first place. 03:06

Three Quantum Paradoxes Illustrated With Candy

Candy makes even the most puzzling topics fun.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. This is the "spooky at a distance" paradox: 00:05

  2. This is the Schrödinger's cat paradox: 00:33

  3. This is the quantum cheshire cat paradox: 00:58

Written by Ashley Hamer November 2, 2016

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