The Schrodinger Equation appears in Criminal Minds – Looper

Posted: January 5, 2021 at 2:23 pm

In popular culture, the physicist Erwin Schrdinger is most well known for his Schrdinger's cat thought experiment in which a cat exists in a closed box with a poison that has a 50/50 chance of killing it. At this moment, the cat is said to be both dead and alive at the same time. Thankfully, he did not actually subject cats to this, as it was merely a way to think about small particles like atoms, which are what quantum mechanics is all about.

Schrdinger's equation therefore looks at the probability that a particle is in a particular state, or, sticking with the cat, the probability that the cat is dead or alive. However, there's a gap of knowledge between that state of limbo and the moment when the particle is observed (aka when we find out the fate of the cat). The "many-worlds" theory supposes that all options do actually happen, sprouting off into different versions of the universe. There would then be a world where the cat is alive and one where it is dead. So, according to this complex physics theory, there is another world where the unsub's son isn't dead. However, sacrificing a bunch of people is not what's going to get him there.

Seasons 1 through 12 of Criminal Minds are available for streaming on Netflix, while the last three seasons may find their way there eventually.

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The Schrodinger Equation appears in Criminal Minds - Looper

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