Erwin Schrödinger (18871961) was an Austrian physicist famous for the equation named after him and which earned him the Nobel Prize in 1933. This book contains lectures presented at the international symposium "Erwin Schrödinger 50 Years After", held at the Erwin Schrödinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics in January 2011 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Schrödinger's death. The text covers a broad spectrum of topics ranging from personal reminiscences to foundational questions about quantum mechanics and historical accounts of Schrödinger's work. Besides the lectures presented at the symposium the volume also contains articles specially written for this occasion. The contributions give an overview of Schrödinger's legacy to the sciences from the standpoint of some contemporary leading scholars in the field. A publication of the European Mathematical Society (EMS). Distributed within the Americas by the American Mathematical Society. Readership Students and researchers in mathematics, physics, and the history of science. Table of Contents  W. Thirring  Erwin Schrödinger: Personal reminiscences
 J. Renn  Schrödinger and the genesis of wave mechanics
 J. Fröhlich and B. Schubnel  Do we understand quantum mechanicsfinally?
 A. J. Leggett  Schrödinger's cat and her laboratory cousins
 M. Müller and P. Zoller  Digital and open system quantum simulation with trapped ions
 R. Kaltenbaek and M. Aspelmeyer  Optomechanical Schrödinger catsa case for space
 H. Kragh  A quantum discontinuity: the BohrSchrödinger dialogue
 A. J. Knox  The debate between Hendrik A. Lorentz and Schrödinger on wave mechanics
 O. Darrigol  A few reasons why Louis de Broglie discovered Broglie's waves and yet did not discover Schrödinger's equation
 Chronology
 List of contributors
 Name index
 Subject index
