Schrodinger's cat, artwork

Schrodinger's cat, artwork

C019/6916 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 5.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Schrodinger's cat. Artwork showing a cat both dead and alive inside a box. A quantum event (such as the decay of a radioactive particle) will trigger an event that will kill the cat, but because the box is sealed it is not known whether the quantum event has taken place or not. In this hypothetical situation, the cat is thought to be both alive and dead until observed. This is because according to quantum physics, a quantum event exists in an intermediate 'probabilistic' state until it is observed. This thought experiment was devised in 1935 by the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger (1887-1961).

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1935, 2, 20th century, alive, animal, artwork, both alive and dead, box, cat, cats, composite, dead, dead-alive, died, double state, dual existence, duality, duo, dying, erwin schrodinger, experiment, feline, half alive, half dead, illustration, impossibility, inside, living, montage, pair, philosophical, philosophy, physical, physics, probabilistic, probability, quantum mechanics, quantum physics, quantum superposition, reality, schrodinger's cat, sealed, strange, thought experiment, two, uncertainty, weird

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.