Erwin Schrodinger
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Born: August 12, 1887

Died: January 4, 1961 (aged 73)

Nationality: Austrian

Occupation: Scientist

Bio: Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger, was an Austrian who as a physicist became one of the founders of quantum mechanics. His important contributions in wave mechanics, especially the Schrödinger equation, resulted in his being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933. Two years later he proposed the thought experiment known as Schrödinger's cat, famous among physicists.

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