August 12, 1887 Erwin Schrödinger was born in Vienna and was a physicist who made important contributions in the fields of quantum mechanics and thermodynamics.

On this day (August 12), 1887, Erwin Schrödinger was born in Vienna and was a physicist who made important contributions in the fields of quantum mechanics and thermodynamics.
Between 1906 and 1910 (the year he got his doctorate) Schrödinger studied at the University of Vienna with physicists Franz S. Exner (1849-1926) and Friedrich Hasenöhrl (1874-1915). He received his doctorate in Vienna with Hasenöhrl. He also did experimental work with Karl Wilhelm Friedrich "Fritz" Kohlrausch.
Erwin Schrödinger won the Nobel Prize for developing a series of fundamental results in quantum theory :The equation Schrödinger which provides a way to calculate the wavefunction of a system and how it changes dynamically in time .
In 1935, after extensive correspondence with Albert Einstein, he proposed what is now called the thought experiment Schrödinger's cat .
In quantum mechanics, Schrödinger's cat is a thought experiment illustrating a paradox of quantum superposition . In the thought experiment, a hypothetical cat can be considered simultaneously alive and dead as a result of its fate being linked to a subatomic event random that may or may not occur. This problem is to illustrate what Schrödinger saw as the problems with the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics.
How curious to comment that the philosophical issues raised by Schrödinger's cat are still debated today and remain his most enduring legacy in popular science, while the Schrödinger's equation is his most enduring legacy on a more technical level. Schrödinger is one of several individuals who have been called "the father of quantum mechanics".
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- Where is my cat?
- in a box
-how?
- your cat is in the box
- oh...
- or not
- or not?
- do you see the cat?
- no, that's why I was asking you
-then you don't know if he's dead or he's alive
- What!?
-because if you don't see him you don't know what his status is
- Erwin, what did you drink?
- potato omelette
- hallucinogenic potatoes?
- not to my knowledge
- then leave my cat alone
- maybe he'll be at peace now
- what an asshole... open the box and go...

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