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Erwin Schrödinger

Austrian physicist

1887   -   1961


country of citizenship: Austria, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Nazi Germany, Republic of Ireland
languages spoken, written or signed: German
educated at: University of Oxford, University of Vienna
occupation: physicist, theoretical physicist, academic, professor, non-fiction writer, mathematician
award received: Matteucci Medal, Max Planck Medal, Nobel Prize in Physics, Erwin Schrödinger Prize, Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Haitinger Prize, Prix Paul Doistau-Émile Blutet de l’Information Scientifique, Fellow of the American Physical Society, Austrian Decoration for Science and Art, City of Vienna Prize for science, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, Pour le Mérite
student of: Friedrich Hasenöhrl

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Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger (UK: , US: ; German: [ˈɛɐ̯viːn ˈʃʁøːdɪŋɐ]; 12 August 1887 – 4 January 1961), sometimes written as Erwin Schrodinger or Erwin Schroedinger ("oe" is the proper transliteration of the German "ö"), was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian-Irish physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in quantum theory: the Schrödinger equation provides a way to calculate the wave function of a system and how it changes dynamically in time. In addition, he wrote many works on various aspects of physics: statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, physics of dielectrics, colour theory, electrodynamics, general relativity, and cosmology, and he made several attempts to construct a unified field theory. In his book What Is Life? Schrödinger addressed the problems of genetics, looking at the phenomenon of life from the point of view of physics. He paid great attention to the philosophical aspects of science, ancient, and oriental philosophical concepts, ethics, and religion. He also wrote on philosophy and theoretical biology. He is also known for his "Schrödinger's cat" thought experiment.
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