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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: 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erwin Schrödinger has received more than 4,799,251 page views. His biography is available in 123 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 122 in 2019). Erwin Schrödinger is the 21st most popular physicist (down from 20th in 2019), the 16th most popular biography from Austria (up from 20th 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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Among physicists, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 21 out of 717Before him are Niels Bohr, James Clerk Maxwell, Evangelista Torricelli, Georg Ohm, Werner Heisenberg, and Henri Becquerel. After him are Christiaan Huygens, Enrico Fermi, Heinrich Hertz, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, Luigi Galvani, and Daniel Bernoulli.

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

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Among people born in Austria, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 16 out of 1,237Before him are Gustav Klimt (1862), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Karl Popper (1902), and Stefan Zweig (1881). After him are Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Alfred Adler (1870), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Charles I of Austria (1887), Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), and Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

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