This article is from the Sliders FAQ, by Ed Hall firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
The cat's name is Schrodinger and is named for Erwin Schrodinger, a
quantum physicist famous for (among other things) formulating a "thought
experiment" involving a cat, a geiger counter, a piece of uranium and a
loaded gun. For more information regarding Schrodinger's Cat, refer to
Michio Kaku's book "Hyperspace" or take two years of college physics.