Schrödingers Katze – The thought experiment //
The time of an atom's decay is indeterminate, as is its location. The atom is simultaneously there and not there - in a superimposed state, while the cat is always there - but it could be dead or alive....
In a box, a radioactive element that decays very quickly, a cat and a container with a toxic substance. In addition, a device with a Geiger counter that smashes the toxic container with a hammer as soon as the detector measures that the radioactive element has decayed.
If I open the box before the atom decays, the cat stays alive, while the cat is dead if the atom has already decayed.
It's there and it's not there
Schrödingers katze lebt
I open the box.
I am the measurement.