Measuring a quantum object causes it to lose its strange quantum properties, and it only takes between 0.1 billionths of a second and 0.1 sextillionths of a second.
September 22, 2022
Quantum wave function collapse, in which quantum objects go from existing in many possible states at once to settling into a particular one understood by classical physics, does not occur instantaneously, directly challenging a textbook understanding. long standing text of quantum physics.
The most notorious example of this phenomenon is Erwin Schrödinger’s thought experiment in which a cat in a box is in a quantum state of “dead” and “alive” at the same time. Opening the box and looking…