Who was Schrödinger?
Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger *gaaaaaasp* was an Austrian physicist who brought mankind closer to understanding atomic theory, wave mechanics and quantum mechanics. Or at least he brought the science-educated closer to understanding atomic theory, wave mechanics and quantum mechanics: One look at that famous equation of his and you’ll become a narcoleptic. Despite the plebeian nature of this statement, Schrödinger deserves much praise. His contributions to the field of wave mechanics landed him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1933 and he is a much loved character in Chemistry textbooks.