Wolfgang Pauli

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About Pauli...

He was born in Vienna, Austria on April 25, 1900 and passed away due to pancreatic cancer in Zurich, Switzerland December 15, 1958.


Wolfgang Pauli attented Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, and worked under Arnold Sommerfeld. He received his PhD there in 1921 for a thesis in quantum theory. In 1922 Pauli assisted Max Born at the University of Gottingen, as well as being an assistant at Niels Bohr's Institute for Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen in 1923.

A summary and his major contributions to science...

After Pauli graduated from college in 1925 he created the exclusion principle. It stated that in an atom two electrons at the same time cannot be in quantum state. Thus, he became a lecturer for universities contributing to help physics students and developing the subject of quantum physics. Later in 1945 he won the Nobel Prize for Physics for discovering this principle. Wolfgang Pauli grew the field of quantum physics through successfully hypothesizing the neutrino as real. This is similar to an electron but without an electric charge, it is only affected by weak sub-atomic forces causing this atom to pass through matter without being affected by it. The neutrinos became the fundamental particle that make up the universe and basic atom in quantum physics.

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