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Wolfgang Pauli Centre

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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

Chu Wang
Infection and structural Biology
Christian Nweze
Photon Science/Nanoscience
Parisa Bayat
Jhilik Majumdar
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Event Calendar
09 Feb. 2020 to 16 Feb. 2020
Location: Main Auditorium, bldg. 5
17 Feb. 2020 to 28 Feb. 2020
Location: Building 1b, Seminar Room 4
17 Feb. 2020 to 28 Feb. 2020
Speaker: BEHNKE, Ties, DE LA TAILLE, Christophe
Location: SR 4a/b
18 Feb. 2020 11:00
Speaker: Stefan Schlauderer (Universität Regensburg)
Location: SR II+III ground floor
18 Feb. 2020 13:15
Speaker: Pompidor Guillaume (EMBL)
Location: 109
18 Feb. 2020 15:00
Speaker: Andrea Caputo (U Valencia)
Location: SR2
18 Feb. 2020 16:45
Speaker: Andrew Taylor (DESY)
Location: Auditorium
19 Feb. 2020 14:00
Speaker: Oliver Kühn (Universität Rostock, Institut für Physik, Rostock, Germany)
Location: seminar room IV, first floor
20 Feb. 2020 12:00
Chaired by: PIER
Speaker: Katja Werner (Founder of PiNa-Tec)
Location: SR1
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