2. Schrödinger's Education

Schrödinger enrolled at the University of Vienna and studied physics. He was strongly influenced by fellow physicists Franz Exner, a pioneer of the field, and Fritz Hasenohrl, later Head of Theoretical Physics. Schrödinger was awarded his Ph.D. in 1910. He was drafted and sent to Italy as an artillery officer in 1914. Schrodinger was luckier than his colleague and mentor, Hasenohrl, who was killed by a grenade in 1915. Surviving the war, he held faculty positions at several universities before marrying Annemarie Bertel in 1920.

Schrödinger's cat ersin clu / Getty Images


This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. The information on this Website is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute advice or our recommendation in any way. We attempt to ensure that the content is current and accurate but we do not guarantee its currency and accuracy. You should carry out your own research and/or seek your own advice before acting or relying on any of the information on this Website.