08/12/1887 - 01/04/1961
Erwin Schrödinger is the founder of quantum physics due to his papers on the discovery of the function of the wave of the electron. His work even caught the attention of Albert Einstein who wrote him a letter congratulating him, the two became friends. Schrödinger was awarded a Nobel Prize for his work and came up with the thought experiment now know as “Schrödinger’s Cat” to try and explain how quantum physics works in relation to classical physics. Later in life he became interested in the study of biology publishing an essay on the matter that became instrumental in the birth of molecular biology and the discovery of the structure of DNA.