Schrodinger and Heisenberg

  • In 1925 and 1926 Erwin Schrodinger came up with the theory that electrons are described by wave functions from the measurable properties or the atom.
  • The position of a particle or its momentum can be measured as accurately as wanted. But the more accurate one of these measurements is the less accurate the other will be.
  • In 1927 Werner Heisenberg came up with the quantum theory. The interaction from the observer and object causes uncontrollable and big changes in the system being observed and this leads to errors and inaccuracy.

Erwin Schrodinger

  • August 12, 1887, Vienna, Austria
  • January 4, 1961, Vienna, Austria
  • Won a Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Irish, Austrian

Werner Heisnberg

  • December 5, 1901, Wurzburg, Germany
  • February 1, 1976, Munich, Germany
  • In 1932 He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
  • German


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