Erwin Schrödinger


Erwin Schrödinger won the 1933 Nobel prize in physics jointly with Paul Dirac "for the discovery of new productive forms of atomic theory." Schrödinger provided the new approach to quantum mechanics with an overhaul of Bohr’s theory. Realizing that matter should be described as both a particle and a wave in quantum mechanics, he described atoms with a wave equation that correctly gave their energy levels. This representation is known as the Schrödinger equation.