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Happy 126th Birthday to Austrian physicist, Erwin Schrödinger, born this day in 1887!

Known as the father of quantum physics, Schrödinger began his best known work in wave mechanics in 1925 after being inspired by a footnote in an Albert Einstein paper. In 1926 he published his paper on wave mechanics, “Quantization as an Eigenvalue Problem”, and presented the Schrödinger equation.

Schrödinger is known for asking many of the strangest and most difficult questions in physics – His most famous is today known as “Schrödinger’s cat” (Is the cat alive or dead?).