1926 – Wave mechanics

In 1926, inspired by Louis de Broglie’s wave equation for an electron, Erwin Schrodinger published a series of equations that described wave mechanics.

PRECURSOR:
1873 – electromagnetic waves – Maxwell
1913 – quantum theory

CONCURRENT:
1924 – wave particle duality – de Broglie
1925 – matrix mechanics – Heisenberg
1927 – pilot wave theory – de Broglie

SUBSEQUENT:
1928 – Dirac equation

SEE ALSO:
1887 – Schrodinger – bio
Timeline of the Atom

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