Geneva, Switzerland—In a sprawling facility built into an Alpine valley, scientists are preparing an experiment to prove whether or not it is possible to catch the Red Dot, a glowing presence long sought by felines across the globe.
The scientists hope to end the debate between millions of cats who claim either that the Red Dot is impossible to catch or that they themselves have caught it before.
“We’ve assembled the best team in the field,” said Tevye Adelman, the scientist in charge of the project. “Photon wave mechanics can be very tricky to study in a lab, but I’m confident that if it’s possible, we’ll be able to observe the Red Dot Phenomena in a controlled environment. Once we’ve isolated it, we might be able to catch it, and, if our wildest dreams are realized, discover its origin.”
The facility is mostly underground, a quarter mile in diameter, housing some of the most advanced photon wave equipment in the world. Construction was finished in 2011, and it has been the site of several high-profile experiments before, including the failed attempt to find a pill cats are willing to swallow.
Asked what this experiment could mean for the field, Adelman was enthusiastic.
“Think of the potential!” he exclaimed. “If we can capture something as elusive as the Red Dot, it may be the key to unlocking a whole new branch of physics. I mean, do we have any idea what the Red Dot even is? Does anyone? Science is still totally stumped!”
Adelman says that they plan to put a cat and a human in the same room, as that seems to be the most likely place for the Red Dot Phenomena to occur. Beyond that, it will take patience and speed.
“It’s SO fast. I don’t know if you’ve seen it, but you can be looking straight at it, ready to grab it, and it’s literally on the ceiling before you can even blink. So frustrating.”
They hope to be ready to begin the experiment by mid-August.