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Erwin Schrödinger--50 Years After
Edited by: Wolfgang L. Reiter and Jakob Yngvason, University of Vienna, Austria
A publication of the European Mathematical Society.
ESI Lectures in Mathematics and Physics
2013; 195 pp; hardcover
Volume: 9
ISBN-13: 978-3-03719-121-7
List Price: US$78
Member Price: US$62.40
Order Code: EMSESILEC/9
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Erwin Schrödinger (1887-1961) 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.


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 mechanics--finally?
  • 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 cats--a case for space
  • H. Kragh -- A quantum discontinuity: the Bohr-Schrödinger 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
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