In 1921 Schrödinger became a professor at the University of Zurich, and it became clear that he had novel ideas in the area of atomic physics. In response to theories that the movement of electrons within an atom could be described as a wave, Schrödinger provided the necessary mathematical proof with his Wave Theory Equation of 1926. The spark of creativity was said to have come during a torrid affair with an old Viennese girlfriend.
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