According to the Gregorian calendar today, August 12, is and isn’t Erwin Schrödinger’s birthday


Vienna, Austria. “Google may not have acknowledged Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger with a Doodle this year, but we sure will”, editor in chief Mary Ann Evans informed the team this morning. “Although it is Sunday and the superposition of sleeping off a week’s tiredness or night´s wild partying will most likely result in nobody actually being interested in work, we own this man some recognition for all the time we have been referencing his thought experiment, earning coolness credit without actually being able to tell quantum mechanics apart from a  squirrel pulling beeches up a hill.”

Today is and isn’t Erwin Schrödinger’s birthday. It actually used to be between 1887 and 1961, but now it sort of isn’t, as despite his astounding intellect he has not been provided with a dispense by the heavens and gave up the ghost much as any other individual on a cold January morning in his hometown of Vienna.

Nonetheless, we salute the father of quantum mechanics as one of our own and most of the time do not wish ill upon him for the pain we have to go through to misunderstand his concepts.

May he rest in peace and may his eternal cat be tirelessly quoted in American nerdy television shows.

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