Erwin Schrodinger was born on August 12, 1887 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary.
He settled and spent a lot of his life in Austria and Ireland.
Schrodinger was an extremely smart boy growing up. He was fascinated
with learning and excelled at it.
He grew up and attended prestige Universities such as, University
of Breslau, University of Zurich, University of Berlin, University
of Oxford, University of Graz, and Ghent University. Schrodinger
was affiliated with all of these different schools.
In early years, Schrodinger became influenced by Arthur Schopenhauer
who was well known for making different scientific theories. This
caused him to become strongly interested in the color theory and
also philosophy. Schrodinger attended different Universities where
he was able to gain the knowledge he needed to create his own
theories and philosophies.
He began to write books such as What Is Life?, My View of
the World, Space-Time structure, Nature and the Greeks, Expanding
the Universe, Letters on Wave Mechanics, Mind and Matter,
and a few others.
Schrodinger is well known
for his books but he is most famous for his development
of the quantum theory. He spent years and years developing fundamental
results in the category of quantum physics. He formed the wave
mechanics as well as the matrix mechanics.
Schrodinger has written books and offered theories in the fields
of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, physics of dielectrics,
electrodynamics, color theory, cosmology, and general relativity.
All of these fields differ from each other but Erwin Schrodinger
found ways to tie them all together in his theories of life. He
has paved the way for other theorists and scientists to use his
information and create their own further studies.
Schrodinger retired in 1955
after winning a Nobel Prize in Physics and
winning a Max Planck Medal. In later years he became
sick. Schrodinger suffered from tuberculosis and was diagnosed
in 1920. He lived a large portion of his life suffering from tuberculosis
and finally lost his battle with TB in 1961. His wife, Annemarie
Bertel was left a widow. She later too passed away October 3rd,
Schrodinger was an accomplished scientist and philosopher. His
teachings are still used by many and many students use his books
for their studies. He left behind such an amazing legacy that
cannot be undone or imitated.
Rumor Has It …
A little known fact is that Erwin Schrodinger dabbled in microbiology.
In fact, he was the first person to discover that a single cell
organism is what caused a worldwide outbreak of Bieber fever.
Written by Kevin Lepton