Disagreements soon began to brew between Pauli and Heisenberg

Disagreements soon began to brew between Pauli and Heisenberg

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Disagreements soon began to brew between Pauli and Heisenberg, who suggested  throwing out the idea of orbits completely. Before this debate could be resolved, a new  paper brought havoc and excitement to Copenhagen. This paper came from Ernest  Schrödinger, who began work based on an insight given in a two-year-old paper by  Louis de Broglie that suggested that matter might behave like a wave. Schrödinger soon  worked out his theory to show that electron behavior could be expressed in wave theory.  Immediately a colloquium was called at Copenhagen, and a period of intense  examination began by the world's brightest minds. The fundamental question was  whether Schrödinger's work contradicted or supported Heisenberg's. But soon it was  proved that wave theory yielded the same mathematical results as Heisenberg's  quantum mechanics. Far from ending the debate, this convergence merely led to more  questions that continued to be debated at Copenhagen and around the world. During this time, Bohr took a secondary role. He had been working on a path that might 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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