SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. 1887-1961.  Collection of 24 offprints from the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co., 1940.

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SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. 1887-1961.
Collection of 24 offprints from the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co., 1940.

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SCHRÖDINGER, ERWIN. 1887-1961.
Collection of 24 offprints from the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co., 1940.
4to. Original wrappers. Very fine copies.

FIRST SEPARATE EDITIONS. After being dismissed by the Nazis from his academic post at the University of Graz, Schrödinger found his next permanent academic appointment with the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, where he served as senior professor of physics from 1940 to 1956. During this "very, very beautiful time" (quoted in DSB), Schrödinger published a number of papers on various aspects of physics, including the application and statistical interpretation of wave mechanics (the invention of which had earned Schrödinger a share of the 1933 Nobel Prize for physics), the mathematical character of the new statistics, Born-Infeld electrodynamics, questions of general relativity, and the expansion of Einstein's theory of gravitation into a unified field theory. Schrödinger's biographer Walter Moore, in Schrödinger: Life and Thought, cites and discusses thirteen of these Irish papers, twelve of which are in the collection of near-pristine offprints on offer here.
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