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Wolfgang Pauli Centre

Nobel prize winner G. 't Hooft at the inauguration of the Wolfgang Pauli Centre

The Wolfgang Pauli Centre (WPC) unites the various theory groups of Hamburg University and DESY in the areas of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology, mathematical physics, condensed matter, quantum optics and chemical physics.

The WPC is named after the theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli. From 1923 to 1928 he taught physics at the University of Hamburg. During Pauli's years in Hamburg, quantum mechanics was invented, and Pauli was one of the key players in this process, in close contact and collaboration with Bohr, Born, Heisenberg and others.

This period was scientifically very fruitful, with pioneering work on the anomalous Zeeman effect, electron spin and Pauli equation, and the electron gas in metals. In 1925 Pauli published his work on the "exclusion principle" for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize 20 years later. In addition to research, the training of graduate students is a key goal of the WPC. The WPC supports new ideas at the intersection of the present research fields with workshops and special lectures by visiting professors. An annual Wolfgang-Pauli-Lecture by a non-tenured researcher promotes distinguished young theorists.

Research Groups

Fellows
Chu Wang
Infection and structural Biology
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Christian Nweze
Photon Science/Nanoscience
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Alumni
Parisa Bayat
Nanoscience
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Jhilik Majumdar
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
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Event Calendar
18 Nov. 2019 to 20 Nov. 2019
Location: Room L202, Bldg. 48e, 2nd floor
18 Nov. 2019 to 22 Nov. 2019
Speaker: Dr. MELZER-PELLMANN, Isabell-A., Mr. ECSEDI, Kornel
Location: SR 4a/b
20 Nov. 2019 to 22 Nov. 2019
Location: FLASH Seminar Room (Bldg. 28c, second floor)
21 Nov. 2019 to 22 Nov. 2019
Chaired by: Wolfgang Brehm
Location: Seminar room 3
21 Nov. 2019 10:00
Speaker: Nikolay Shvetsov-Shilovskiy
Location: SR I+II
21 Nov. 2019 12:00
Location: 4th floor (Library)
21 Nov. 2019 15:30
Location: CMS meeting room
22 Nov. 2019 14:00
Speaker: Roser Valenti (Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP), Frankfurt, Germany)
Location: CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99)
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