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Schrödinger’s cat and his timeless (t = 0) quantum worlds
Author(s): Francis T. S. Yu
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One of the most famous cats in modern physics must be the Schroedinger’s Cat, in which he hypothesized that his cat cannot be determined alive or death until we look into his box. By which the paradox of his half-live cat had been puzzling the quantum physicists over three-quarter of a century since Schrödinger disclosed it in a Copenhagen forum in1935. Since the disclosure, the paradox has been debating by Einstein, Bohr, Schroedinger himself and many others renowned physicists, until now. We have found the cause of the paradox and we will show in this article, of which the hypothesis of Schroedinger’s Cat is not a paradox after all. It was the timeless radioactive particle he introduced into the box, since timeless and temporal spaces are mutually exclusive. We will show that the whole Schrödinger’s quantum world is timeless (i.e., t = 0) and his fundamental principle of superposition is timeless, since his quantum mechanics was built within an empty subspace. We will also stress that Schrödinger equation is mathematics and it is primarily designed to calculate particle’s quantum dynamics using particle-wave duality. Similar to the set of Maxwell equations; the solution has to satisfy the boundary condition of our universe; dimensionality, temporal and causality (i.e., t > 0) condition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2019
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 11195, Quantum and Nonlinear Optics VI, 1119506 (19 November 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2535810
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Francis T. S. Yu, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11195:
Quantum and Nonlinear Optics VI
Qihuang Gong; Guang-Can Guo; Byoung Seung Ham, Editor(s)

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