Erwin Schrödinger

1887 - 1961

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Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger (UK: , US: ; German: [ˈɛɐ̯vɪn ˈʃʁøːdɪŋɐ]; 12 August 1887 – 4 January 1961), sometimes written as Schroedinger or Schrodinger, was a Nobel Prize–winning Austrian and naturalized Irish physicist who developed fundamental results in quantum theory. In particular, he is recognized for postulating the Schrödinger equation, an equation that provides a way to calculate the wave function of a system and how it changes dynamically in time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erwin Schrödinger has received more than 5,466,171 page views. His biography is available in 130 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). Erwin Schrödinger is the 21st most popular physicist, the 15th most popular biography from Austria (up from 16th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Physicist.

Erwin Schrödinger was a physicist who formulated the Schrödinger equation, which is used to describe the behavior of quantum particles.

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Over the past year Erwin Schrödinger has had the most page views in the with 756,243 views, followed by Spanish (204,982), and German (126,638). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hakka (123.22%), Cantonese (83.86%), and Korean (75.59%)


Among physicists, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 21 out of 851Before him are J. Robert Oppenheimer, Werner Heisenberg, Evangelista Torricelli, Henri Becquerel, Enrico Fermi, and André-Marie Ampère. After him are Georg Ohm, Christiaan Huygens, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, James Clerk Maxwell, Edward Teller, and Heinrich Hertz.

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Among people born in 1887, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 2Before him is Le Corbusier. After him are Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Chiang Kai-shek, Erich von Manstein, Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Padre Pio, Ernst Röhm, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, and Arthur Rubinstein. Among people deceased in 1961, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 3Before him are Ernest Hemingway, and Carl Jung. After him are Patrice Lumumba, Dag Hammarskjöld, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Emily Greene Balch, Gary Cooper, Percy Williams Bridgman, Jules Bordet, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Mohammed V of Morocco.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 15 out of 1,424Before him are Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), Stefan Zweig (1881), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), and Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863). After him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Karl Popper (1902), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Alfred Adler (1870), Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), and Klara Hitler (1860).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 1After him are Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Lise Meitner (1878), Christian Doppler (1803), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Anton Zeilinger (1945), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Walter Kohn (1923), Fritjof Capra (1939), and Marietta Blau (1894).