Story of Schrödinger – 1

Erwin Schrodinger‘s was a professor at Zurich. his six years At the Zurich would made him to be one of the most famous physicist.  He was a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics.

He formulated the wave equation (stationary and time-dependent Schrodinger equation) and revealed the identity of his development of the formalism and matrix mechanics.

I have been reading his concepts i found Schrodinger proposed an original interpretation of the physical meaning of the wave function.He spent his lots of time in doing theoretical physics research, later Schrodinger came upon the work of fellow physicist Louis de Broglie in 1925.

In 1924 De Broglie had proposed a theory of wave mechanics.This was an first attempt for physicists across the world to starting an eye on quantum mechanics. and also the the atomic model of Niels Bohr.

In 1927, Schrodinger left his position at Zurich for a new, prestigious opportunity at the University of Berlin, where he met Albert Einstein. He held this position until 1933, opting to leave upon the rise of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party and the related persecution of Jewish citizens. Shortly after joining the faculty of Oxford University in England, Schrodinger learned that he had won the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing the award with another quantum theorist, Paul A.M. Dirac. In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Schrodinger stated that his mentor, Hasenöhrl, would be accepting the award if he hadn’t died during World War I.

In terms of his writing, Schrodinger published the influential book What Is Life?, his attempt to link quantum physics and genetics, in 1944. He was also versed in philosophy and metaphysics, as evidenced in Nature and the Greeks (1954), which looked at ancient belief systems and inquiries; and his final book, My View of the World (1961), inspired by the Vedanta and exploring belief in a unified consciousness. Schrodinger died on January 4, 1961, in his hometown of Vienna.

A 1989 book on his life was written by professor Walter J. Moore Schrodinger: Life and Thought.

Following his work on quantum mechanics, Schrodinger devoted considerable effort to working on a Unified Field Theory that would unite gravity, electromagnetism, and nuclear forces within the basic framework of General Relativity, doing the work with an extended correspondence with Albert Einstein. In 1947, he announced a result, “Affine Field Theory,” in a talk at the Royal Irish Academy, but the announcement was criticized by Einstein as “preliminary” and failed to lead to the desired unified theory. Following the failure of his attempt at unification, Schrodinger gave up his work on unification and turned to other topics.
As many physicists, Schrodinger had a strong interest in psychology, in particular color perception and colorimetry (Farbenmetrik). He spent few years of his life working on these questions and published a series of
papers in this area:   His work on the psychology of color perception follows the step of Newton, Maxwell and von Helmholtz in the same area. Some of these paper have been translated to English.

can be found in: Sources of Colour Science, Ed. David L. MacAdam, The MIT Press (1970).The philosophical issues raised by Schrödinger’s cat are still debated today and remain his most enduring legacy in popular science, while Schrödinger’s equation is his most enduring legacy at a more technical level. To this day, Schrödinger is known as the father of quantum mechanics. The large crater Schrödinger, on the far side of the Moon, is named after him. The Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics was established in Vienna in 1993.Schrödinger’s portrait was the main feature of the design of the 1983–97 Austrian 1000-Schilling banknote, the second-highest denomination.A building is named after him at the University of Limerick, in Limerick, Ireland,as is the ‘Erwin Schrödinger Zentrum’ at Adlershof in Berlin.


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