A lively, fascinating biography of the father of quantum mechanics by the bestselling author of the science classic, In Search of Schr dinger's Cat
Erwin Schr dinger, best known for his famous "Schr dinger's Cat" paradox, is one of the most famous physicists of the early twentieth century and a member of a new generation of quantum physicists, including Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and Niels Bohr. Yet Schr dinger's scientific discoveries only scratch the surface of what makes him so fascinating. More rumpled than Einstein, a devotee of eastern religion and philosophy, and infamous for his alternative lifestyle, his major contribution to physics--and the work for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1933--was to some extent a disappointment to him. Regardless, Schr dinger's masterpiece became an important part of the new physics of his time. This book tells the story of Schr dinger's surprisingly colorful life during one of the most fertile and creative moments in the history of science.
- The first accessible, in-depth biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist Erwin Schr dinger
- Takes you into the heart of the quantum revolution and explains the captivating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science
- Written by bestselling author John Gribbin, one of today's greatest popular science writers whose other books include In Search of Schr dinger's Cat , In Search of the Multiverse, and Alone in the Universe