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Louis de Broglie
(1892 - 1987)


Erwin Schrödinger's decision to move to Zürich is quite understandable. Switzerland is unscathed by war, pays good salaries and Erwin knows of the rise to fame of his two predecessors in this position: Albert Einstein and Max von Laue. Having overcome initial health problems, the young scientist Schrödinger becomes very active in publishing.

In the course of 1926, having summoned up all his energies and inspired by de Broglier's work, Erwin Schrödinger is able to create a new theory of mechanics. This theory of mechanics is capable of explaining the activities inside atoms. The theory is published in four successive issues of the Annals of Physics (Annalen der Physik) as "Quantization as an Eigenvalue-Problem".