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

Fellows
Juliane Reinhardt
Juliane Reinhardt
Photon Science
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Giovanni Rabuffo
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
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Alumni
Nele Müller
Nele Müller
Photon Science
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Clemens Wieck
Clemens Wieck
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
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Bahrenfeld campus events
31 Mar. 2017 15:00
Speaker: Johann-Friedrich Albert Haber
Location: ZOQ Seminar room
03 Apr. 2017 to 07 Apr. 2017
Location: Seminar room bctp I
03 Apr. 2017 13:00
Speaker: Juliane Reinhardt
Location: Building 1b, SR 4a
03 Apr. 2017 14:15
Speaker: Simone Giacomelli (ICTP)
Location: SR03
03 Apr. 2017 16:30
Speaker: Mathias Garny (TUM)
Location: Seminar room 2, building 2A
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