Erwin Schrödinger

1887 - 1961

Erwin Schrödinger

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 3,010,106 page views. His biography is available in 121 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 19 out of 659Before him are Henri Becquerel, James Prescott Joule, Christiaan Huygens, Robert Hooke, Evangelista Torricelli, and Werner Heisenberg. After him are Enrico Fermi, Georg Ohm, Heinrich Hertz, Hans Christian Ørsted, Ibn al-Haytham, and Hendrik Lorentz.

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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, Erich von Manstein, Charles I of Austria, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Ernst Röhm, Padre Pio, Bernard Montgomery, and Gustav Ludwig Hertz. 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, Adnan Menderes, Mohammed V of Morocco, Zog I of Albania, and Percy Williams Bridgman.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 16 out of 799Before him are Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889), Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (1459), Stefan Zweig (1881), Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (1863), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), and Karl Popper (1902). After him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor (1741), Niki Lauda (1949), Johann Strauss II (1825), Alfred Adler (1870), Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685), and Johann Strauss I (1804).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Erwin Schrödinger ranks 1After him are Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Lise Meitner (1878), Wolfgang Pauli (1900), Christian Doppler (1803), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Fritjof Capra (1939), Walter Kohn (1923), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), and Anton Zeilinger (1945).

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