AUTHORGribbin, John
TITLEErwin Schrödinger and the Quantum Revolution
PUBLISHERJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
CITYHoboken, NJ

This biography of physicist and philosopher Erwin Schrödinger presents a realistic portrayal of the unconventional life of this eccentric scientist. The portrait of Schrödinger that emerges is of a reluctant revolutionary who attempted to reconcile quantum and classical physics. The book chronicles his education in the scientific tradition of the late nineteenth century to his engagement in and contribution to the quantum revolution of the twentieth century. His interactions with other contributors – including Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, Niels Bohr, Louis de Broglie and Albert Einstein – represent an important part of his scientific career. The author also provides an interesting narrative of Schrödinger's private life, which often stirred controversy among the academic establishment.

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