"It was written for the layman, but proved to be one of the spurs to the birth of molecular biology and the subsequent discovery of DNA. What is Life? appears here together with Mind and Matter, his essay investigating a relationship which has eluded and puzzled philosophers since the earliest times.Brought together with these two classics are Schrdingers autobiographical sketches, which offer a fascinating account of his life as a background to his scientific writings."
About the Author
"Erwin Schrdinger, was a Nobel Prizewinning Austrian physicist who developed a number of fundamental results in the field of quantum theory, which formed the basis of wave mechanics: he formulated the wave equation (stationary and time dependent Schrdinger equation) and revealed the identity of his development of the formalism and matrix mechanics.Schrdinger proposed an original interpretation of the physical meaning of the wave function and in subsequent years repeatedly criticized the conventional Copenhagen interpretation of quantummechanics (using e.g. the paradox of Schrdingers cat)."