Erwin Schrödinger

1887 - 1961

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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, 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 was the author of 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 3,342,655 page views. His biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 121 in 2019). Erwin Schrödinger is the 20th most popular physicist (down from 19th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Austria (down 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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Among physicists, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 20 out of 721Before him are Robert Hooke, Werner Heisenberg, Evangelista Torricelli, Henri Becquerel, Christiaan Huygens, and Georg Ohm. After him are Hans Christian Ørsted, Heinrich Hertz, Enrico Fermi, Ibn al-Haytham, Pierre Curie, and Daniel Bernoulli.

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Among people born in 1887, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 4Before him are Le Corbusier, Chiang Kai-shek, and Marc Chagall. After him are Marcel Duchamp, Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Erich von Manstein, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Bernard Montgomery, and Vidkun Quisling. Among people deceased in 1961, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 3Before him are Ernest Hemingway and Carl Jung. After him are Dag Hammarskjöld, Patrice Lumumba, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Gary Cooper, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Zog I of Albania, Jules Bordet, Rafael Trujillo, and Emily Greene Balch.

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Among people born in Austria, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 20 out of 1,075Before him are Karl Popper (1902), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Alfred Adler (1870), and Johann Strauss II (1825). After him are Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (1747), Charles I of Austria (1887), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma (1791), and Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578).

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Among physicists born in Austria, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 1After him are Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Lise Meitner (1878), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Christian Doppler (1803), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Fritjof Capra (1939), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Walter Kohn (1923), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), and Marietta Blau (1894).