Newtonian Innovator

Erwin Schrödinger (1887–1961) - Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger (1887–1961): Erwin Schrödinger was an Austrian-Irish physicist who made radical contributions to the wave theory of matter and the field of quantum mechanics. Born in the late 19th century, Schrödinger is most recognized for his wave equation now known as the Schrödinger equation. This equation describes how the quantum state of a quantum system changes over time. It’s a foundational standard of quantum mechanics providing detailed predictions of the behavior of particles at the quantum level. Beyond his wave equation, Schrödinger is also known for his philosophical “Schrödinger’s cat” thought experiment which poses intriguing questions about the nature of quantum states. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933 for his work on quantum mechanics, Schrödinger’s theories continue to influence modern physics, chemistry, and other fields of science.