Wolfgang Pauli and modern physics

Wolfgang Pauli (1900–1958) did much to shape the development of modern atomic physics. Pauli was Professor of Theoretical Physics at ETH Zurich from 1928 until his death in 1958.

In 1945 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of the exclusion principle. In scientific disputes, Pauli was regarded as such an unerring critic and supreme authority that he became known as the "conscience of physics".

The virtual exhibition "Wolfgang Pauli and Modern Physics" shows Pauli as a person, presents a selection of his scientific achievements and finally looks at the physicist's reception.

ETH Library's exhibition from 6 April to 6 May 2000 at ETH Zurich, on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Wolfgang Pauli

Revised, updated version of the virtual exhibitionReal exhibition

PD Dr. Alfred Gautschy
Subject specialist for physics, astronomy

Deborah Kyburz
Marketing and Communications

Kathrin Reith
previously ETH Library

Original virtual exhibition
Dr. Rudolf Mumenthaler
previously ETH Library

Dr. Herbert Funk
previously ETH Library

Dr. Flavia Lanini
Subject specialist for mathematics

Dr. Rudolf Mumenthaler
previously ETH Library

Dr. Margit Unser
previously ETH Library

Gisela Widmer
previously ETH Library

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