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
Giovanni Rabuffo
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
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Phillip Witthöft
Phillip Witthöft
Nanoscience
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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
23 Apr. 2018 to 27 Apr. 2018
Today - 14:00
Speaker: Leticia Gonzalez (University of Vienna, Institute of Theoretical Chemistry)
Location: seminar rooms II-III
Today - 14:30
Location: build. 2a, SR2
Today - 14:30
Speaker: Laurent Freidel (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)
Location: Room 2, Building 2a
Today - 16:00
Speaker: Torben Ferber (DESY)
Location: Room 2, Building 2a
26 Apr. 2018 to 27 Apr. 2018
Location: CSSB Auditorium
26 Apr. 2018 10:00
Speaker: Aleksandra Anna Lelek
Location: building 1b, seminarroom 4a
26 Apr. 2018 to 27 Apr. 2018
Location: CSSB Auditorium
26 Apr. 2018 14:15
Speaker: Noppadol Mekareeya (Milano-Bicocca)
Location: SR2
27 Apr. 2018 14:00
Speaker: Eugene S. Polzik (Niels Bohr Institute, Kopenhagen, Denmark)
Location: CFEL SR I-III (Bldg. 99)
27 Apr. 2018 14:30
Speaker: Gregor Kasieczka (Institut fuer Experimentalphysik / UHH)
Location: Room 2, Building 2a
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