Pauli Archive and documents

Wolfgang Pauli's passport photo

The Pauli bequest with countless items of correspondence, manuscripts and photos can be found in the CERN Archive (external link) in Geneva, where a Salle Pauli has been established. The Pauli Committee (external link) is responsible for use of the holdings. When it met in August 1999 the committee decided that in future there would be a Pauli Archive in two locations. This second location is at the ETH Library in Zurich. Kept here in the History of Science Collections are various exchanges of correspondence (including with Markus Fierz and Jung) and in the ETH Zurich University Archives service records from his time at ETH. In honour of the great physicist’s memory, ETH Zurich has since the 1960s regularly held Pauli lectures with high-profile speakers.

Scientific bequest

Wolfgang Pauli

The scientific bequest is handled under the supervision of the Pauli Committee.

The scientific correspondence has been published since 1979 by Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Scientific correspondence with Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg et al / Wolfgang Pauli.