The surprisingly complicated physics of why cats always land on their feet

The surprisingly complicated physics of why cats always land on their feet

Scientists are not immune to the seductive and distant charms of the domestic cat. Of course, Erwin Schrödinger could be accused of animal cruelty for his famous mental experiment, but Edwin Hubble had a cat named Copernicus, who stretched out on the papers on the astronomer's desk while he worked, purring happily. A Siamese cat named Chester was included as co-author (F.D.C. Willard) with physicist Jack H. Hetherington in a low temperature physics article in 1975, published in Physical Review Letters.

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