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Erwin Schrödinger

Erwin Schrödinger was an Austrian physicist and mathematician who is considered one of the fathers of quantum mechanics. In particular, he is known for his elaboration of the Schrödinger equation, for which Schrödinger won the Nobel Prize in Physics 1933. Popularly, he is also known for his thought experiment known as Schrödinger's cat. Schrödinger also made a number of contributions to the fields of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, color theory and general relativity.
The correct pronunciation of Erwin Schrödinger is EHR-veen SHROE-deeng-uhr.
In Erwin, the first syllable, -EHR is stressed. The "E" at the beginning of Erwin is pronounced with an open "eh" sound. In the second syllable, the "w" is pronounced like a "v" and the "i" is pronounced with a long "e" or "ee" sound.
In Schrödinger, the stress is pronounced on the first syllable, -SHROE. The "sch" is pronounced simply as an "sh" sound. The "ö", which has been transcribed as "oe" is pronounced roughly like the "ear" in the word "heard", but with a much subtler pronunciation of the "r". The "i" in the second syllable is also pronounced like a long "e", and in the last syllable, the "er" is pronounced with a "uhr" sound.
12/08/1887 - 04/01/1961
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