Sciencey LOL of the week

Who was Schrödinger?

Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger *gaaaaaasp* was an Austrian physicist who brought mankind closer to understanding atomic theory, wave mechanics and quantum mechanics. Or at least he brought the science-educated closer to understanding atomic theory, wave mechanics and quantum mechanics: One look at that famous equation of his and you’ll become a narcoleptic. Despite the plebeian nature of this statement, Schrödinger deserves much praise. His contributions to the field of wave mechanics landed him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933 and he is a much loved character in Chemistry textbooks.

Author: Thea Beckman

Domain Eukarya, kingdom Animalia (Metazoa), phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Primates, family Hominidae, genus Homo, species Homo sapiens, subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens... essentially. I have a Master's Degree in Atmospheric science, which doesn't entitle me to be generous with my opinion, but my sense of self importance does! I love writing, I love science, I love reading, but I'm not nuts about long walks on the beach. Short to medium walks are preferable. This is my blog and I have something important to say:

5 thoughts on “Sciencey LOL of the week”

  1. Here is a fun fact. Schrodinger lived in Dublin for several years after he escaped from Austria and the nazis. While here he lived in what has been described as “interesting” domestic arrangements living with both is wife and mistress! In a menáge et trois.

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