Leave it to Google to tell me something I didn’t know, but can now use as shameless promotion for my work. Today would have been Erwin Schrödinger’s 126th birthday (if he were still alive, that is, or maybe undead—do zombies have birthdays?). Most of you have probably heard of Schrödinger, or at least his most famous thought experiment—you know, the one with the cat. Schrödinger was one of the great minds working in quantum physics in the early and mid-1900s, and was responsible for much our theory on wave functions.
I’m far from an expert in quantum mechanics, but Schrödinger’s work was part of the inspiration for my story forthcoming story “The Schrödinger War.” Having said that, I realize I’ve opened myself up for scrutiny from the real science types (not like the title didn’t already do that) as to whether I got it right. Likely I haven’t, but I think it’s still a good story, and I hope you’ll check it out when it’s available in early September (I’m guessing 9/3) as the featured story in Lightspeed Magazine.