Google Doodle today honors the birth in in 1887 of physicist Erwin Schrodinger, of kitty in a box fame.

I've read a couple explanations of Schrodinger's Cat now, and no, I still don't understand it. (But in case you do, one question: If Schrodinger, who "died" in 1961, climbed into his own coffin, secured the top and no one ever looked inside, would he still be alive?)