Schrödinger's cat has come to symbolise everything that is strange about the famously strange theory of quantum mechanics. Simultaneously poisoned and not poisoned, the cat exists in a superposition state, being dead and alive at the same time. That such superposition states should exist isn't the only counter-intuitive prediction of quantum mechanics, yet it is one of the most successful theories we have.
In this package of articles we give you an accessible introduction to this fascinating theory. There's no hard maths to wade through, just some interesting concepts to get your head around — so enjoy!