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Discovery

299 EpisodesProduced by BBC World ServiceWebsite

Explorations in the world of science.

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Bringing Schrodinger's Cat to Life

Schrodinger's cat is the one that's famously alive and dead. At the same time. Impossible! Roland Pease meets the quantum scientists hoping to bring one to life in the laboratory. Not a real cat, to be fair. But large biomolecules, viruses, even bacteria, that can exhibit the quantum duality parodied in the paradox first described by one of the fathers of quantum physics. Because if they succeed, they may learn something about the interface between the quantum world, and the human world we live in.

Presenter/Producer: Roland Pease

Credit: Harald Ritsch/Science Photo Library

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