Both Heisenberg and Schrödinger found each other's way of formulating Quantum Mechanics quite repellent.

My question is: Did any of the two changed their views towards each other (specially Heisenberg)? Did he eventually accept Schrödinger's formulation or relax his attitude towards it, specially considering that both formulations were shown to be mathematically equivalent?

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    $\begingroup$ After Schrödinger showed mathematical equivalence only the difference in interpretation remained. However, debates in Copenhagen soon showed that both interpretations (with jumps or waves) were unsatisfactory. After Born proposed his rule and the Copenhagen interpretation was developed they were both discarded, and the issue became moot, see Quantum Mechanics 1925-1927. $\endgroup$ – Conifold Mar 26 at 5:13
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    $\begingroup$ What is the evidence that any of them considered the other interpretation "repellent"? $\endgroup$ – Alexandre Eremenko Mar 26 at 11:00
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexandreEremenko, the link given by Conifold quotes Heisenberg as stating that Shrodinger's theory is repulsive. In general scientists seem to adhere strongly to interpretations which suit their broader philosophical (and often political) views. $\endgroup$ – Steve Mar 26 at 18:38
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    $\begingroup$ Heisenberg's "attitude" about the wave formulation is vastly exaggerated. By 1929 he was lecturing in great detail on Schroedinger's equation at the University of Chicago, and next year he published his classic introductory book The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory covering it extensively. $\endgroup$ – Cosmas Zachos Mar 27 at 16:20
  • $\begingroup$ @steve: He doesn't say "repellant" which carries negative connotations such as disgust and the like; what he does say is "but I felt discouraged, not to say repelled, by the methods of transcendental algebra, which appeared difficult to me, and by the lack of visualizability"; being 'repelled' by something because you find it 'difficult' and 'unvisualisable' doesn't imply disgust. $\endgroup$ – Mozibur Ullah Mar 28 at 11:47

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