Physicist Erwin Schrödinger made many great contributions to science, most famously his “wave equation” that became a central part of quantum physics. Like Einstein, Schrödinger never was entirely comfortable with the physics he helped to create, and in discussion with Einstein, proposed the famous thought experiment of a cat simultaneously dead and alive. This talk will describe Schrödinger’s eventful life, the substance and impact of his physics, along with his contributions to other fields. The course will largely be non-technical and include references which participants may explore.