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Franz Serafin Exner
(1849 - 1926)

First Years at the University

On October 1, 1919, Schrödinger takes up his first post with Professor Exner, for whom he works as a research assistant for the next couple years. Schrödinger starts out with experimental work but soon realizes that he is not suited as an experimenter. In April of 1913, he submits his ‚ "Studies on the Kinetics of Dielectric Media, the Melting Point, Pyro- and Piezoelectricity" to be admitted to the faculty. His habilitation (tenure) becomes effective on January 19, 1914.