Google has honored Erwin Schrodinger, the Austrian physicist, today with a doodle, remembering his 126th birthday.
The physicist is best known for his eponymous equation on quantum wave mechanics. In 1933, he got Nobel Prize for the equation. However, he is possibly most popular for a thought experiment involving a cat known as ‘Schrodinger’s cat’.
The doodle depicts Schrodinger’s cat-related experiment. It was meant to counter the conventional thinking of time and the ways to apply quantum mechanics to daily objects. He theoretically showed that a cat could be existed as alive and dead at the same time.
Schrodinger was born in Vienna in 1887. In 1910, he accomplished his doctorate in theoretical physics. He became a physics professor at the Zurich University by 1925.
He worked for a while with Elbert Einstein at the Berlin University. He wrote a book titled ‘What is Life?’ in 1944. In 1961, he died of tuberculosis.