Schrödinger's cat  

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Schrödinger's cat, often described as a paradox, is a thought experiment devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics being applied to everyday objects, by considering the example of a cat that may be either alive or dead, according to an earlier random event.

Schrödinger also coined the term "entanglement" (German: Verschränkung) in the account of the thought experiment.

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