Talk:Erwin Schrödinger

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Adding Reference Citation Challenge[edit]

Apologies to all - had some trouble adding the reference to Schrodinger's seminal "Quantisierung als Eigenwertproblem" paper. Adding the reference was straightforward with the template. However, trying to add in the ref to the online version of the document (admittedly after the fact) was harder than I anticipated.

Personally, I think it would be helpful if, when previewing a reference edit, you could also preview the reference itself. I had to save changes blind a few times before I got it the way it should be. Having said that, it's partly my newby-ness also, as I learned to use the CS1 errors help page after fumbling around for a bit!

Is there a "Newby Tutorial" or even a "User's Manual" on Wikipedia that I should use? Found templates, found help for AFTER I made a mistake, DIDN'T find clear instructions how to do what needed to be done.

This effort was triggered by a "Citation Needed" tag which I decided to address. Glad to help, pretty adventurous, but I feel bad that I was so sloppy in the effort.

Big Lew 22:38, 7 April 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lew Sheen (talkcontribs)

Just found the tutorial. Boy, do I feel dumb! I don't always do things backward...

Big Lew 22:54, 7 April 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lew Sheen (talkcontribs)

Back to the Future[edit]

There should be a mention that the cat in the movie "Back to the Future" is named Schrödinger. QuentinUK (talk) 16:33, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

all shit by ewrybere

Bad writing[edit]

"his relations with his wife Anny were good," Seriously, is this a fifth grade gossip column? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.171.165.123 (talk) 04:06, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

I heard from my high school physics teacher that Schrödinger and his best friend regularly swapped their wives. One time when Schrödinger was having sex with his best friend's wife, he got an insight on his equation. He interrupted sex to write down his insight, and then went back to sex. Later, his written down insight became the foundation for Schrödinger's equation. Is there any evidence that this is true?

Legend about the episode of the discovery of Schrödinger's equation[edit]

I heard from my high school physics teacher that Schrödinger and his best friend regularly swapped their wives. One time when Schrödinger was having sex with his best friend's wife, he got an insight on his equation. He interrupted sex to write down his insight, and then went back to sex. Later, his written down insight became the foundation for Schrödinger's equation. Is there any evidence that this is true? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nnnu (talkcontribs) 06:35, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Some copy-paste needs rewriting[edit]

Some of the material added by Thepalerider2012 is cut and pasted, though he did provide the reference. It needs rewriting to avoid copyright violation. Reference: O'Conner, J. J.; E. F. Robertson (October 2003). "Schrödinger Biography". University of St. Andrews. Retrieved 2 October 2012.  StarryGrandma (talk) 19:59, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

I am removing the copied material. This material has been an issue before, see here in the archive. Please add properly written and referenced material to fill in these gaps. Thanks. StarryGrandma (talk) 19:57, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Pronunciation of Schrödinger's name[edit]

Please remove "pron.: /ˈʃroʊdɪŋər/" from the article. There is only one correct way to pronounce Erwin Schrödinger's name and it is "German: [ˈɛʁviːn ˈʃʁøːdɪŋɐ]". Anything else is simply ignorance toward the pronunciation of a person's name. I do not think Wikipedia should endorse such ignorance, but instead educate about the correct one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 130.233.174.49 (talk) 11:41, 18 May 2013 (UTC) i agree with you!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 125.164.156.12 (talk) 05:44, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Nonsense. We reflect reality on WP, not fantasies about what should be. — kwami (talk) 08:13, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Surely names are different from other words - there is in general no standard of correctness for words other that the descriptive fact about what people say. In the case of names we can appeal to how the person themselves pronounced it. So ˈʃʁøːdɪŋɐ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.216.132.184 (talk) 07:55, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

My name is Matt. If I tell you it's pronounced with a hard 'K', will that make it so? Canine virtuoso (talk) 00:54, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Much of the time, various proper nouns are pronounced differently in English than they are in their native languages. At other times, English-speaking people make an effort to at least come close to the native pronunciation. The IPA info currently in the lede honors that reality, as far as I can tell, and respects Wikipedia's tendency to avoid prescriptiveness. (Of course, I'm oversimplifying: native speakers of English are far from uniform in their pronunciation of common English words, let alone German names.) Rivertorch (talk) 07:45, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Edit Request[edit]

Would someone be so kind as to include Mr. Schrödinger's date of birth (i.e. "birthday") being celebrated with a Google doodle? Perhaps under the "Legacy" section would be appropriate?

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98.70.83.2 (talk) 07:13, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Done, thank you. Callanecc (talkcontribslogs) 12:13, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Edit Request[edit]

In the opening paragraph in the part about "... various fields of physics:", "color theory" is listed but it links to the wiki page for visual color theory. I'm fairly certain the link should be to "Quantum chromodynamics".

Please change the landing page for "color theory" in the first paragraph from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_theory" to "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_chromodynamics".

Thanks. (I hope I did this correctly...) Phestan (talk) 04:06, 13 August 2013 (UTC)


No, it is the proper link. 64.106.62.45 (talk) 16:37, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Not done for now:. The wording in the Color section suggests that the current link is appropriate, and the article doesn't mention quantum chromodynamics. If there's something we're missing, please reopen this request and briefly specify what it is (preferably in layman's terms that non-scientists such as I might understand). Rivertorch (talk) 18:54, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Nobel Prize[edit]

'Nobel Prize' should be clickable. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.255.175.15 (talk) 11:27, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Anny's death[edit]

In your article under "Personal Life," you state in the text that Anny died in 1965 but elsewhere you say she died the same year he died, 1961. (71.92.43.80 (talk) 02:39, 13 August 2013 (UTC))

If you are talking about in the infobox where it says "Spouse - Annemarie Bertel (1920–61)", those are the years the two were married. --RacerX11 Talk to meStalk me 03:24, 13 August 2013 (UTC)