Erwin Schrödinger is best known for his contributions to quantum theory. He discovered the basic dynamic equation of the theory, the Schrödinger equation. He developed methods for applying that equation, methods that form the core of what we now call wave mechanics.¹ He was also one of the most persistent and eloquent critics of the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics, the “Copenhagen interpretation.” His 1936 analysis of compound quantum systems made precise the interpretational challenge raised by Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen in their famous 1935 paper on the completeness of quantum theory.² And even now, amidst the recent revival of

EP - 278 ET - NED - New edition PB - University of Minnesota Press PY - 1983 SN - 9780816610877 SP - 254 T2 - Springs of Scientific Creativity T3 - Essays on Founders of Modern Science UR - http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctttt7m8.13 Y2 - 2021/01/24/ ER -