Erwin Schrödinger was a brilliant and charming Austrian, a great scientist, and a man with a passionate interest in people and ideas. In this, the first comprehensive biography of Schrödinger, Walter Moore draws upon recollections of Schrödinger's friends, family and colleagues, and on contemporary records, letters and diaries. Schrödinger's life is portrayed against the backdrop of Europe at a time of change and unrest. His best known scientific work was the discovery of wave mechanics, for which he was awarded the Nobel prize in 1933. Schrödinger led a very intense life, both in his scientific research and in his personal life. Walter Moore has written a highly readable biography of this fascinating and complex man, which will appeal not only to scientists but to anyone interested in the history of our times, and in the life and thought of one of the great men of twentieth-century science.Read more
- Winner of the Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award for the Most Outstanding Book in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy in 1989
- A clear, elegant and comprehensive account of the life and work of Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate
- Draws upon recollections of his family and friends, as well as on contemporary records, diaries and letters
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"Moore's book is a breathtaking accomplishment … I can recommend it wholeheartedly."
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"This book provides a fascinating insight into both the man and his times."
"This is the best book available today on the life and work of Schrödinger."
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"… a bestseller among scientific biographies …"
"What is life? That Schrödinger knew the answer, in more ways that one, is revealed to us in this biography."
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- Date Published: October 2015
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107569911
- length: 523 pages
- dimensions: 217 x 140 x 26 mm
- weight: 0.71kg
- contains: 45 b/w illus. 1 table
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Family, childhood and youth
2. University of Vienna
3. Schrödinger at war
4. From Vienna to Zurich
6. Discovery of wave mechanics
8. Exile in Oxford
10. Wartime Dublin
11. Postwar Dublin
12. Home to Vienna.
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