Oldie but a goodie

An epic poem about Schroedinger’s cat.


Schroedinger, Erwin! Professor of physics!

Wrote daring equations! Confounded his critics!

(Not bad, eh? Don’t worry. This part of the verse

Starts off pretty good, but it gets a lot worse.)

Win saw that the theory that Newton’d invented

By Einstein’s discov’ries had been badly dented.

What now? wailed his colleagues. Said Erwin, “Don’t panic,

No grease monkey I, but a quantum mechanic.

Consider electrons. Now, these teeny articles

Are sometimes like waves, and then sometimes like particles.

If that’s not confusing, the nuclear dance

Of electrons and suchlike is governed by chance!

No sweat, though–my theory permits us to judge

Where some of ’em is and the rest of ’em was.”


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