Schrödinger: Life and Thought / Edition 1

Schrödinger: Life and Thought / Edition 1

by Walter J. Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521437679

ISBN-13: 9780521437677

Pub. Date: 05/29/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In the first comprehensive biography of Erwin Schrödinger—a brilliant and charming Austrian, a great scientist, and a man with a passionate interest in people and ideas—the author draws upon recollections of Schrödinger's friends, family and colleagues, and on contemporary records, letters and diaries. Schrödinger led a very intense life,

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In the first comprehensive biography of Erwin Schrödinger—a brilliant and charming Austrian, a great scientist, and a man with a passionate interest in people and ideas—the author draws upon recollections of Schrödinger's friends, family and colleagues, and on contemporary records, letters and diaries. Schrödinger led a very intense life, both in his research and in the personal realm. This book portrays his life 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. In Dublin, he wrote his most famous and influential book What is Life?, which attracted some of the brightest minds of his generation into molecular biology. This highly readable biography of a fascinating and complex man will appeal 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521437677
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/29/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

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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