Erwin Schrödinger

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger

Profession: Physicist and Nobel Laureate


Biography: 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
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo

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

Married Life

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

Historical Events

  • 1926-01-27 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics
  • 1933-12-10 Nobel Prize for Physics is presented to Paul Dirac and Erwin Schrödinger "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory"
  • 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

Quotes by Erwin Schrödinger

  • "Science cannot tell us a word about why music delights us, of why and how an old song can move us to tears."