Quantum quadrille (ii)

DIAS-1942-b&w

after Erwin Schrödinger

Put a cat.|.poem into a basket.

Have a gun ready
to shoot.|.not shoot
if triggered.|.not triggered
by the indeterminate
…………………………………alpha-particle decay
………………………………………………………………….of some radio-isotope.

After, the
cat.|.poem
remains
superimposed,
both dead.|.alive,
read.|.not-read
until you lift the lid
and uncertainty
collapses.


Image: Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, 1942, (6 priests, 1 woman, no poets, no cats). Erwin Schrödinger front row, 2nd from right, Wikimedia Commons.

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