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Erwin Schrödinger

Schrödinger, Erwin (1887–1961), Austrian-born Irish physicist and philosopher of science who shared with Paul Dirac the 1933 Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery of the Schrödinger wave equation, describing the wavelike behavior of electrons, which is of fundamental importance in studies of quantum mechanics. It was later shown that his theories of wave mechanics were equivalent to the matrix mechanics theories of Werner Heisenberg.

See also: Quantum mechanics.

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