Google has dedicated a doodle on its homepage to renowned physicist Erwin Schrödinger on the occasion of his 126th birthday. The doodle uses Schrödinger famous cat and other symbols from his equation to form the word Google.
Schrödinger was born on August 12 1887 to an Austrian factory owner and during his early years was tutored at home. He then joined the University of Vienna to study theoretical physics before undertaking voluntary military service. Many years later Schrödinger returned to his studies and chose experimental physics as his preferred field of study. Also Read - Best camera phones under Rs 35000 to buy in July 2021: Pixel 4a, Mi 11X, and more
It was during this time that he wrote papers on his theoretical research, which would change the face of physics. He formulated a wave-equation that accurately gave the energy levels of atoms and this would earn him a Nobel Prize in physics in 1933. Also Read - Timex Helix Smart 2.0 with temperature sensor, heart rate sensor launched: Details here
But Schrödinger is well known for his views on quantum mechanics and his thought experiment, which was designed to criticize the so-called “Copenhagen interpretation” of quantum mechanics in everyday objects. These interpretations using a paradox would become known as Schrödinger’s cat theory. Besides the above mentioned work, he also focused on different fields of physics, including statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, physics of dielectrics, color theory, electrodynamics, general relativity, and cosmology.
He died in Vienna in January 1961 of tuberculosis.