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

Canadian born and South African raised, Thea Beckman AKA Wander Woman Thea, is an experienced travel, food, and wine writer and (amateur) photographer with a devastating love of all of the above. She is a travel bug, a bookworm, and mildly alarmed by how many arthropods she can be at once. When she’s not writing for a living and for pleasure, she enjoys bird-watching, reading, drinking wine, cooking, and SHORT walks on the beach because the summer southeasterly winds in Cape Town are a real bitch. Thea is the author of the book “Why? Because Science!” Facebook @WanderWomanThea Instagram @wander_woman_thea

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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