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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
Younes Otarid
Particle and Astroparticle physics
Florian Christie
Daniel Marx
Event Calendar
30 Nov. 2020 to 04 Dec. 2020
Speaker: Yael Shadmi (Technion) ; Julio Parra-Martinez (Caltech) et al.
Location: Northwestern University
01 Dec. 2020 to 03 Dec. 2020
Speaker: Daniel Tavares (LNLS) ; Junqiang Zhang (Shanghai Advanced Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences) et al.
Location: Virtual Workshop via Zoom
Today - 10:00
Location: online
02 Dec. 2020 to 04 Dec. 2020
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: CSSB Auditorium
Today - 14:30
Location: DESY Hamburg
Room: build. 2a, SR2
03 Dec. 2020 - 14:15
Speaker: Miguel Montero (Harvard University)
03 Dec. 2020 - 15:30
04 Dec. 2020 - 13:30
Speaker: Nicolai Klemke
Location: CFEL, Gebäude 99
Room: Seminarraum V
04 Dec. 2020 - 14:00
Speaker: Lara Benfatto (Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy)
04 Dec. 2020 - 14:30
Speaker: Ingrid-Maria Gregor (DESY/Uni Bonn)
Location: Passcode: 97540703
Room: https://uni-hamburg.zoom.us/j/92293543262
07 Dec. 2020 to 09 Dec. 2020
Chaired by: Bernd Klein
Location: online
07 Dec. 2020 - 13:00
Speaker: Roman Schnabel (UHH) ; Dirk Gajewski et al.
Location: zoom
Room: https://uni-hamburg.zoom.us/j/92585721651?pwd=TlZkbnp3dHR3ZU5FaUFCaVF3WmZxUT09
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