Theoretical Physics

Theoretical Physics

PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

A Graduate Education Program of Universität Hamburg in Cooperation with DESY

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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

Giovanni Rabuffo
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
Phillip Witthöft
Phillip Witthöft
Markus Ebert
Markus Ebert
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Nele Müller
Nele Müller
Photon Science
Event Calendar
26 Jun. 2018 11:00
Speaker: Frederick Depta
26 Jun. 2018 15:00
Speaker: Emmanuel Stamou (Chicago)
Location: SR 2
27 Jun. 2018 14:30
Speaker: Ibrahim Akal (DESY)
Location: build. 2a, SR2
28 Jun. 2018 13:00
Speaker: Suvi-Leena Lehtinen
Location: Gebäude 3, BAH1
28 Jun. 2018 14:00
Speaker: Hong-Guang Duan
Location: building 99, seminarroom O1.111
29 Jun. 2018 09:30
Chaired by: Jutta Schwarz
Location: SR IV, building 99
29 Jun. 2018 14:00
Speaker: Francesca Calegari (DESY & University of Hamburg, Germany)
Location: CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99)
29 Jun. 2018 15:00
Speaker: Björn Arndt
Location: Gebäude 3,Raum BAH1
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