Here, There and Everywhere: A Quantum State Of Mind
The New York Times
July 11, 2000
New experiments at United States and European laboritories have now pushed the eerie phenomena of quantum mechanics much closer to the everyday world with an experiment that is a simplified version of the concept of Schroedinger's cat... A few physicists have devised so-called macrorealistic theories to resolve the ambiguities of quantum mechanics. "What you get in quantum mechanics is not what you see," said Dr. Philip Pearle, a professor of physics at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. An experiment measuring how one observation affects a later one should distinguish whether quantum mechanics or a macrorealistic theory rules the everyday world.