Erwin Schrödinger

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger Full Name: Erwin Schrödinger


Profession: Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Why Famous: Developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics. Also famous for the paradox of Schrödinger's cat.

Born: August 12, 1887
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary

Died: January 4, 1961 (aged 73)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Married Life

  • 1920-04-06 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger (32) weds Annemarie Bertel

Historical Events in the Life of Erwin Schrödinger

  • 1926-01-27 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics
  • 1935-11-29 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his famous thought experiment 'Schrödinger's cat', a paradox that illustrates the problem of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics