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 an argument. In the late 19th century he created his wave mechanics to prove that 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…show more content…
He started to immerse himself in an array of theoretical physics research and accidentally came upon the work of a fellow physicist Louis de Broglie in 1925. During 1924 Louis De Broglie’s proposal had projected a theory of wave mechanics. At this moment this sparked Schrödinger’s interest in explaining that an electron in an atom move as a wave motion. In January 1926 Schrödinger published a ground-breaking paper that highlighted the theory of wave mechanics, which eventually known as Schrödinger wave equation. Following the atomic model of Niels Bohr and a notion from De Broglie, Schrödinger expressed the movements of electrons in terms of wave mechanics as opposed to particle leaps. He provided a style of thought to scientists that would become accepted and incorporated into thousands of papers, thus becoming an important turning point of quantum theory. Schrödinger was not entirely comfortable with the implications of quantum theory. He wrote about the probability interpretation of quantum mechanics saying: “I don't like it, and I'm sorry I ever had anything to do with it” (The New York Times. 26 December

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