Erwin Schrodinger

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Birthday
12, 1887
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
jan 4, 1961 (73)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1887
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
jan 4, 1961 (73)

About

Austrian physicist who is best known for using a cat in a box to explain quantum mechanics. His 1944 book What Is Life? examines issues of genetics.

Before Fame

Reading Arthur Schopenhauer's work got him interested in color theory and philosophy.

Trivia

In 1933, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for the Schrodinger equation, commonly referred to as Schrodinger's Cat.

Family Life

His parents' names were Georgine Emilia Brenda Bauer and Rudolf Schrodinger. He was married to Annemarie Bertel from 1920 until 1961.

Associated With

Another famous Austrian musician like him is Joseph Haydn.