The Schrdinger approach

Erwin Schrödinger was appointed as Professor of Theoretical Physics at Zurich in 1921. He was interested in the developments which were being reported by Bohr's Copenhagen School, but worked on his own formulation of quantum mechanics, which at first appeared quite different from the matrix mechanics of Heisenberg.

Schrödinger's wave mechanics was based on an idea of Louis de Broglie, who, in his doctoral thesis, put forward the idea that the behaviour of particles such as the electron was governed by associated 'matter waves'. Just as light, which behaves as a wave, also exhibits particle characteris-Erwin Schrödinger tics, should not particles equally exhibit (1887-1961) the characteristics of waves?

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