- Er·win [er-vin] /ˈɛr vɪn/, 1887–1961, German physicist: Nobel prize 1933.
- Erwin (ˈɛrviːn). 1887–1961, Austrian physicist, who discovered the wave equation: shared the Nobel prize for physics 1933
- Austrian physicist who founded the study of wave mechanics when he developed a mathematical equation that describes the wavelike behavior of subatomic particles. Schrödinger’s equation was fundamental to Paul Dirac’s development of quantum mechanics, and he and Dirac shared the Nobel Prize for physics in 1933.