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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 Teams

Fellows
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
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Phillip Witthöft
Nanoscience
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Alumni
Nataliia Kovalchuk
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
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Jhilik Majumdar
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
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Event Calendar
14 Jan. 2019 to 16 Jan. 2019
Chaired by: Bernd Klein
Location: Seminar room 3
Today - 12:00
Location: Großer Gästespeisesaal
Today - 14:00
Speaker: Trygve Helgaker (Hyllearas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences, Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Norway)
Location: seminar rooms I-II, ground floor
Today - 14:30
Speaker: Felix Aharonian (MPI Heidelberg)
Location: build. 2a, SR2
Today - 17:00
Speaker: Daniel Hirschmeier, Uni Hamburg
Location: Hörsaal INF
17 Jan. 2019 09:30
Chaired by: Alexander Schiller
Location: 456, building 25f
17 Jan. 2019 10:00
Speaker: Matteo Lucchini
Location: SR I+II
17 Jan. 2019 11:00
Chaired by: FS-LA
Speaker: Anne-Lise Viotti (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Location: 13
17 Jan. 2019 12:00
Speaker: Fady Bishara (DESY)
Location: Library
17 Jan. 2019 14:00
Location: Konferenzraum 2
17 Jan. 2019 14:15
Speaker: Jacob Bourjaily (Niels Bohr Institute)
Location: SR2
18 Jan. 2019 08:00
Chaired by: Hans Fangohr
Speaker: Dr. HAUF, Steffen (Eur. XFEL), Prof. FANGOHR, Hans (European XFEL GmbH)
Location: E1.173
18 Jan. 2019 09:30
Chaired by: Alexander Schiller
Location: 456, building 25f
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