Erwin Schrodinger

Quantum Theory

Main Facts

  • a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian Physicist
  • developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory
  • he formulated the wave equation
  • In his book What is Life? (1944)Schrodinger addressed the problems of genetics
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Affect on Others

  • He is also known for his "Schrodinger cat" thought-experiment.
  • Schrodinger's book gave Watson the inspiration to research the gene, which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix structure in 1953.
  • Francis Crick influenced by Schrodinger's speculations about how genetic information might be stored in molecules.
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12 August 1887


4 January 1961(1961-01-04) (aged 73)


Austria, Ireland

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