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Schrödinger as a fellow
at Oxford, ca. 1934

Berlin, Oxford

Berlin in 1927 is home to a number of stellar physicists such as Albert Einstein, Max von Laue, Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn. In this atmosphere, Erwin feels at home scientifically as well as personally. But the threatening political developments cause discomfort for the free thinker he is. Though not yet personally affected by the new laws and regulations, concerns about his friends and his own future worry him.

Consequently, in 1933, he accepts a temporary position as fellow at Magdalen College at the University of Oxford, where he gives lectures on quantum mechanics and participates eagerly in the debate on the interpretation of quantum theory.