Erwin Schrödinger: The Father Of Quantum Physics

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This individual person who ignited the argument on theoretical physicists and changed it forever?

Erwin Schrödinger known as the father of quantum physics, Schrödinger is an Austrian physicist who ignited the debate on quantum physics. In the early 19th century, Schrödinger created a new theory of quantum physics which began the debate. In the late 19th century he created his wave mechanics to prove his theory was correct. This essay will seek to cover Erwin Schrödinger’s early life which leads him to a major discovery, such as the creation of quantum physics theory, the invention of wave mechanics and how this changed quantum physics forever.

Erwin Schrödinger was born in Vienna, Austria on August 12, 1887. His career started when he found a strong interest and desire for physics at the age of 11 years old by one of his private tutors. This desire was to lead him to many accomplishments and achievements throughout his life. He went to the University of Vienna, where he focused mainly on the study of physics and was strongly influenced by Fritz Hasenöhrl. In 1910, he graduated with a PhD in physics. Afterwards, Schrödinger experimented in the fields of atmospheric radioactivity, electrical engineering and
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One of the famous experiments that Schrödinger did was the thought experiment on a cat in 1935 and many people describe it as the paradox experiment. In this experiment, it demonstrated what he said was the main problem of the Copenhagen interpretation rendition of quantum mechanics everyday objects. In this experiment Schrödinger placed a cat in a box with a flask of poison, and a radioactive source. If a Geiger counter detected the radioactivity the flask shattered which released the poison killing the cat instantly. In this scenario, the cat may simultaneously both be alive and dead, a state we know as a quantum superposition. The main idea of this experiment is also often highlighted in the theoretical discussion of the clarification of quantum
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