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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

Fellows
Chu Wang
Infection and Structural Biology
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Younes Otarid
Particle and Astroparticle physics
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Alumni
Florian Christie
Accelerators
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Daniel Marx
Accelerators
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Event Calendar
21 Jan. 2021 to 25 Nov. 2021
Chaired by: Thomas Tschentscher (European XFEL) ; Changbum Kim (PAL-XFEL) et al.
Location: Zoom
01 Mar. 2021 to 08 Mar. 2021
Chaired by: Carsten Rohr
Location: Online via Zoom
01 Mar. 2021 to 11 Mar. 2021
01 Mar. 2021 to 11 Mar. 2021
Speaker: Peter Steinbach (HZDR) ; Peter Steinbach (HZDR) et al.
09 Mar. 2021 - 10:00
Chaired by: Marc Thiry (HZG)
Location: Zoom
09 Mar. 2021 to 16 Mar. 2021
Speaker: Ayan Paul (T (Phenomenology))
Location: zoom
09 Mar. 2021 - 16:45
Speaker: Yonit Hochberg (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem)
Location: Hamburg
Room: Auditorium
10 Mar. 2021 - 15:00
Speaker: Hui Deng (University of Michigan)
Location: virtual
11 Mar. 2021 to 12 Mar. 2021
Chaired by: Theresa Schredelseker (PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research))
Location: link will follow
Room: online
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