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
Parisa Bayat
Parisa Bayat
Nanoscience
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Giovanni Rabuffo
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
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Alumni
Markus Ebert
Markus Ebert
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
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Nele Müller
Nele Müller
Photon Science
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Event Calendar
25 Sep. 2017 to 27 Sep. 2017
Location: FLASH seminar room
26 Sep. 2017 to 29 Sep. 2017
Chaired by: Julien Lesgourgues
Speaker: AMMON, Martin, ARVANITAKI, Asimina
Location: Main Auditorium
26 Sep. 2017 14:00
Location: Main Auditorium, build. 5
27 Sep. 2017 09:00
Location: Main Auditorium, build. 5
27 Sep. 2017 to 29 Sep. 2017
Speaker: AGAPOV, Ilya, BAEV, Ivan
Location: SemRoom FLASH (28c)
27 Sep. 2017 14:00
Speaker: Michele Ceriotti (Laboratory of Computational Science and Modelling (COSMO),École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL))
Location: CFEL bldg. 99, seminar room IV(01.111) first floor
27 Sep. 2017 18:00
Speaker: Alan Guth (MIT Cambridge (USA))
Location: DESY Auditorium
28 Sep. 2017 09:00
Location: Main Auditorium, build. 5
29 Sep. 2017 09:00
Location: Main Auditorium, build. 5
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