Google Doodle commemorates 126th anniversary of Schrodinger's Cat physicist

London, Aug. 13 (ANI): Search engine giant Google's Doodle celebrated the 126th birthday of Nobel Prize winning Austrian quantum physicist, most famously known for his Schrodinger's Cat experiment.

According to the Independent, Erwin Schrodinger won the Nobel honor for Physics in 1933 for the introduction of Schrodinger's wave, a mathematical equation of wave mechanics that is still the most widely used piece of Mathematics in modern quantum theory.

The quantum physicist used the thought experiment, known as Schrodinger's cat, to illustrate the problems surrounding the application of the 'Copenhagen interpretation' of quantum mechanics to everyday objects.

The thought experiment presented a cat that could be alive or dead, based on an earlier random event, which is sometimes described as a paradox and attempts to demonstrate the apparent conflict involved in applying the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics to everyday objects.

Schrodinger's other work was wide ranging including the physics of dielectrics, statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, colour theory, electrodynamics, general relativity and cosmology.

Schrodinger died in Vienna in January 1961 from tuberculosis. (ANI)

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