Ten fun facts about Wolfgang Ernst Pauli


Fact 1
In 1945 he was nominated and won the Nobel Prize in physics.

Fact 2
Although raised as a Roman Catholic, it is said he is considered a mystic.

Fact 3
He was a professor in Zurich, Switzerland, the University of Michigan and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.


Fact 4
He died of pancreatic cancer in room 137 - a number he had often questioned because a dimensionless fundamental constant always equaled 1/137.

Fact 5
He did not publish many papers of his work and ideas, so they were often copied.

Fact 6
He worked alongside Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. Hesienberg did not attend Pauli's funeral after they had a fallout.

Fact 7
In the physics community he was referred to as the "conscience of physics". He was a huge critic of theories that were unclear in their presentation.

Fact 8
In 1958 he received the Max Planck medal.

Fact 9
He is known for his contributions in the field of quantum mechanics, mostly known for the Pauli exclusion principle.

Fact 10
The same year he left the Catholic Church, he also divorced his first wife. He remarried 4 years later.


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