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A Life of Erwin Schrodingerby Walter Moore
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Erwin Schrödinger was a brilliant and charming Austrian, and one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century. This abridgement of Walter Moore's magisterial Schrödinger: Life and Thought offers a highly readable account, interweaving Schrödinger's scientific work with his intense personal friendships, his interest in mysticism, and the turbulent background of political events in Europe. Hailed as a "breathtaking accomplishment," Walter Moore's colorful account is destined to become a classic of scientific biography.
Erwin Schroedinger was best known for the discovery of wave mechanics, which won him the Nobel Prize for Physics. This book interweaves Schroedinger's scientific work with his intense personal friendships, his interest in mysticism, and the turbulent background of contemporary political events.
This book is about Erwin Schrodinger who was a brilliant and charming Austrian, one of the greatest scientists of the twentieth century, and a man with a passionate interest in people and ideas.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Family childhood, and youth; 2. University of Vienna; 3. Schrödinger at war; 4. From Vienna to Zurich; 5. Zurich; 6. Discovery of wave mechanics; 7. Berlin; 8. Exile in Oxford; 9. Graz; 10. Wartime Dublin; 11. Postwar Dublin; 12. Home to Vienna.
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