Schrödinger, Erwin

In Alpbach, Austria between Innsbruck and Kitzbuhel

Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger. Also, Erwin Schroedinger, Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist, wrote the book, What is life? in 1944 (PDF). That book was the cornerstone of my display project at MIT in the summer of 1979.

His 1926 discovery, now called Schrödinger’s wave equation, earned him the Nobel prize in physics in 1933 (shared with Paul Dirac). He became the director of the School for Theoretical Physics of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Dublin. He retired in 1955. He is buried in the cemetery of the Pfarrkirche St. Oswald in the little town of Alpbach. A most-pleasant tour of the area is on the web here.