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Physicist known for quantum theory and Schrödinger equation.

Physicist known for quantum theory and Schrödinger equation.

Erwin Schrödinger was an Austrian and Irish physicist who developed the Schrödinger equation in quantum theory. He also contributed to various fields such as genetics, philosophy, and theoretical biology. Schrödinger won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933 and is famous for the 'Schrödinger's cat' experiment.

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The essence of the experiment

The essence of the experiment by Erwin Schrodinger in 194.

1887-01-04

Death of Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger passed away on January 4, 1961, in Vienna, Austria. He was an Austrian theoretical physicist known for his significant contributions to quantum mechanics.

1887-08-12

Birth of Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger, the Austrian physicist known for his contributions to quantum theory, was born in Vienna. He made fundamental advances in establishing the groundwork of the wave mechanics approach to quantum theory.

1898

Erwin Schrödinger's Education at Akademisches Gymnasium

In 1898, Erwin Schrödinger entered the Akademisches Gymnasium in Vienna. Despite a delayed start due to a holiday in England, he excelled in mathematics, physics, and languages during his time at the school.

1900

Erwin Schrödinger's Father's Background

Erwin Schrödinger's father came from a Bavarian family that had settled in Vienna generations before. He was highly educated and talented, with a background in chemistry and a passion for Italian painting and botany.

1906-08-28

Erwin Schrodinger Begins Physics Studies at University of Vienna

In the fall of 1906, Erwin Schrodinger starts his studies in Physics at the University of Vienna.

1910-05-20

Erwin Schrödinger awarded his doctorate

Erwin Schrödinger was awarded his doctorate for the dissertation On the conduction of electricity on the surface of insulators in moist air. This marked a significant academic achievement for Schrödinger.

1911-12-04

Early Career of Erwin Schrodinger

In December 1911, Erwin Schrodinger returned to the Second Physical Institute of the University of Vienna after serving in the Austrian army. He worked as an assistant, conducted classes on physical workshop, and engaged in experimental studies.

1913-08

Schrödinger confirms theoretical estimate on radioactive substances

In August 1913, Erwin Schrödinger executed experiments in Zeehame that confirmed his theoretical estimate on the probable height distribution of radioactive substances, along with Victor Franz Hess.

1914-09-01

Erwin Schrödinger awarded degree for habilitation

Erwin Schrödinger completed the work for his habilitation and was awarded the degree on 1 September 1914. Despite some challenges, this marked an important milestone in his academic career.

1915

Schrödinger's Theoretical Work During World War I

During World War I, while serving on the Italian front, Erwin Schrödinger continued his theoretical work and submitted papers for publication.

1917

Schrödinger's Research on Quantum Theory

In the spring of 1917, Erwin Schrödinger was sent back to Vienna and published his first results on quantum theory while teaching a course in meteorology.

1919

Schrödinger performs last physical experiment on coherent light

In 1919, Erwin Schrödinger performed his last physical experiment on coherent light and shifted his focus to theoretical studies.

1920-03-24

Erwin Schrödinger marries Anny Bertel

On 24 March 1920, Erwin Schrödinger married Anny Bertel after accepting an assistantship in Jena, which allowed him to support his wife.

1920-04-06

Marriage to Annemarie Bertel

On April 6, 1920, Erwin Schrödinger married Annemarie (Anny) Bertel.

1921-01

Schrödinger finishes his first article on atomic theory and spectra

In January 1921, Erwin Schrödinger completed his initial article on the Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization of electron interaction and its impact on alkali metal spectra. He was particularly intrigued by incorporating relativistic concepts into quantum theory.

1922

Schrödinger analyzes electron orbits geometrically

In autumn 1922, Erwin Schrödinger examined electron orbits in atoms from a geometric perspective, utilizing methods pioneered by Hermann Weyl. This work was crucial in linking quantum orbits to specific geometric properties, laying the groundwork for wave mechanics.

1924

Introduction of Wave-Particle Duality

Erwin Schrödinger introduced the concept of wave-particle duality in 1924, proposing that particles of matter can exhibit wave-like behavior in certain situations.

1925-11-03

Schrödinger reads de Broglie's thesis

On November 3, 1925, Erwin Schrödinger read Louis de Broglie's thesis with great interest, which had a significant impact on his research.

1925-11-16

Schrödinger's correspondence with Einstein

On November 16, 1925, Schrödinger wrote to Einstein expressing his intense concern and excitement about Louis de Broglie's theory, despite facing some difficulties.

1926-01

Publication of Schrödinger equation and wave mechanics

In January 1926, Schrödinger introduced the famous paper 'Quantisierung als Eigenwertproblem' in Annalen der Physik, presenting the groundbreaking Schrödinger equation. This work revolutionized quantum mechanics, physics, and chemistry, providing solutions to various quantum problems.

1926-12

Schrödinger's Wave Mechanics

In 1926, Erwin Schrödinger developed wave mechanics, which introduced the concept of wave functions to describe the behavior of particles in quantum mechanics. His work was highly praised by prominent physicists like Planck, Einstein, and Ehrenfest.

1927-10-01

Erwin Schrödinger appointed to the chair of theoretical physics at Berlin

Erwin Schrödinger was offered the position of Planck's successor in theoretical physics at Berlin after Sommerfeld declined. He officially started his new position on 1 October 1927 and became a colleague of Albert Einstein.

1928-03

Four lectures on wave mechanics by Erwin Schrödinger

Dr. Erwin Schrödinger delivered four lectures on wave mechanics at the Royal Institution in London on 5th, 7th, 12th, and 14th March 1928.

1930

B. Bertotti advised by Erwin Schrödinger

B. Bertotti was advised by Erwin Schrödinger.

1931-01-11

Interview with Erwin Schrödinger by J W N Sullivan

J W N Sullivan conducted an interview with Erwin Schrödinger on January 11, 1931.

1932

Relationship with 'Ithi' Junger

At the age of 39, Erwin Schrödinger had a controversial relationship with a 14-year-old girl named 'Ithi' Junger, which later turned into a romantic involvement. The relationship led to a pregnancy in 1932, where 'Ithi' had to arrange for an abortion.

1933-11-04

Erwin Schrödinger Awarded Nobel Prize

Erwin Schrödinger was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on wave mechanics. The news came shortly after his arrival in Oxford, where he had been elected a fellow of Magdalen College.

1933-12-04

Schrodinger's Cat Thought Experiment

In 1933, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger proposed the thought experiment of Schrödinger's cat to illustrate the concept of quantum superposition. The experiment aimed to highlight the challenges and interpretations of quantum mechanics when applied to macroscopic systems.

1934-05-30

Birth of Ruth Georgie Erica

Schrodinger's daughter, Ruth Georgie Erica, was born in Oxford on May 30, 1934.

1935-10-25

Introduction of Schrodinger's Cat paradox

In 1935, Erwin Schrodinger introduced his famous thought experiment known as Schrodinger's Cat in a paper.

1936

Erwin Schrödinger accepts post at University of Graz

In 1936, Erwin Schrödinger decided to accept a post at the University of Graz in Austria. However, he was later dismissed when the Nazis invaded the country due to his earlier affront to the party.

1937

Awarded the Max Planck Medal by German Physical Society

In 1937, Erwin Schrödinger was honored with the Max Planck Medal by the German Physical Society (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft).

1938-08-26

Dismissal from University Post

Erwin Schrödinger was dismissed from his post at the university in Graz by the Nazis on August 26, 1938, due to 'political unreliability'. This event marked a turning point in his life and career.

1939

Erwin Schrödinger joins Institute for Advanced Studies in Dublin

In 1939, Erwin Schrödinger and his wife fled Austria and eventually established themselves in Ireland, where Schrödinger joined the Institute for Advanced Studies in Dublin.

1940

Schrödinger Joins Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

In 1940, Erwin Schrödinger joined the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies under the influence of Premier Eamon de Valera. He conducted research in physics and philosophy during his time there.

1943-02

Erwin Schrödinger's Lectures at Trinity College, Dublin

In February 1943, Erwin Schrödinger delivered lectures at Trinity College, Dublin, discussing the physical aspect of the living cell and the relationship between mind and matter.

1944-01

Statistical Thermodynamics Seminar Lectures

A course of seminar lectures on statistical thermodynamics delivered by Erwin Schrödinger in January-March 1944 at the School of Theoretical Physics.

1946

Renewal of correspondence between Schrödinger and Einstein

In 1946, Erwin Schrödinger renewed his correspondence with Albert Einstein regarding their discussions on unified field theory, indicating a continued interest in the subject.

1947-01

Schrödinger's major breakthrough and presentation

In January 1947, Erwin Schrödinger believed he had made a major breakthrough in his unified field theory. He presented his new theory to the Academy and the Irish press, claiming it to be an epoch-making advance.

1950

My view of the world

Erwin Schrödinger's perspective on the world, translated from German by Cecily Hastings.

1955-10-25

Retirement

On October 25, 1955, while residing in Dublin, Ireland, Erwin Schrodinger retired from his work as a physicist.

1956

Erwin Schrödinger Prize

Erwin Schrödinger was honored with the Erwin Schrödinger Prize by the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 1956.

1958

Naturwissenschaft und Humanismus

Erwin Schrödinger's work discussing the relationship between science and humanism, particularly focusing on physics.

1961-01-01

Death

On January 1, 1961, Erwin Schrodinger passed away.

1961-01-04

Death of Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger passed away on January 4, 1961, in Vienna, Austria. He was a renowned physicist known for his work in Quantum Mechanics and his Nobel Prize win in 1933.

1962

Publication of 'Meine Weltansicht' (My World View)

Erwin Schrödinger's last publication 'Meine Weltansicht' (My World View) was published in 1962.

1963

Publication of Erwin Schrödinger - eine Biographie

A biography of Erwin Schrödinger was published in 1963 as 'Erwin Schrödinger - eine Biographie'.

1965-10-03

Death of Annemarie (Anny) Bertel

Erwin Schrödinger's wife, Annemarie (Anny) Bertel, passed away on October 3, 1965.

1967

Publication of 'Erwin Schrödinger: An Introduction to His Writings' by W. T. Scott

W. T. Scott published 'Erwin Schrödinger: An Introduction to His Writings' in Amherst in 1967.

1972

Publication of Erwin Schrödinger in Neue Österreichische Biographie ab 1815

Erwin Schrödinger was featured in the publication 'Neue Österreichische Biographie ab 1815' in 1972.

1984

Publication of 'Erwin Schrödinger' by D. Hoffman

In 1984, D. Hoffman published a book about Erwin Schrödinger in Leipzig.

1986

Publication of 'Erwin Schrödinger and Tirol' by F. Cap

F. Cap published 'Erwin Schrödinger and Tirol' in Jahrbuch Überlicke Math in 1986.

1987-08-12

100th Birth Anniversary of Erwin Schrödinger

Documents, materials, and images commemorating the 100th birth anniversary of Erwin Schrödinger were compiled and published by Gabriele Kerber, Auguste Dick, Wolfgang Kerber, and others.

1989

Schrödinger – Life and Thought

Walter J. Moore's book 'Schrödinger – Life and Thought' was published in 1989. It provides insights into the life and intellectual contributions of Erwin Schrödinger, a prominent physicist known for his work in quantum mechanics.

1990

Publication of 'Erwin Schrödinger: Un Philosophe chez les Physiciens'

In 1990, M. Bitbol published 'Erwin Schrödinger: Un Philosophe chez les Physiciens' in La Recherche 21.

1992

Schrödinger – Life and Thought

Walter J. Moore's book 'Schrödinger – Life and Thought' was published in 1992. It offers a detailed exploration of the life and ideas of Erwin Schrödinger, shedding light on his impact on physics and philosophy.

1994

A Life of Erwin Schrödinger

Walter J. Moore's book 'A Life of Erwin Schrödinger' was published in 1994. It presents a comprehensive biography of Erwin Schrödinger, focusing on his scientific achievements and personal life.

2012

Erwin Schrödinger and the Quantum Revolution

John Gribbin's book 'Erwin Schrödinger and the Quantum Revolution' was published in 2012. It explores Schrödinger's contributions to quantum mechanics and his role in shaping the field of modern physics.

2013-08-12

Celebration of Erwin Schrödinger's 126th Birthday

In 2013, Erwin Schrödinger's 126th birthday anniversary was celebrated with a Google Doodle.

2021

Allegations of Schrödinger's predatory behavior towards young girls

Various sources, including a book by Moore and a review by Kragh, accused Schrödinger of having a 'Lolita complex' and being a serial abuser with a predilection for teenage girls. His family broke off contact with Moore after the accusations were made public.

2022-01

Renaming of Schrödinger Lecture Theatre at Trinity College Dublin

The physics department of Trinity College Dublin decided to recommend renaming a lecture theatre named after Schrödinger and removing his picture due to his history of sexual abuse. They also considered renaming an eponymous lecture series.

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