Wolfgang Pauli

1900 - 1958

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Wolfgang Ernst Pauli (; German: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ ˈpaʊli]; 25 April 1900 – 15 December 1958) was an Austrian theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics. In 1945, after having been nominated by Albert Einstein, Pauli received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his "decisive contribution through his discovery of a new law of Nature, the exclusion principle or Pauli principle". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang Pauli has received more than 1,547,796 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Wolfgang Pauli is the 39th most popular physicist (up from 41st in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Austria (up from 53rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Austrian Physicist.

Wolfgang Pauli is most famous for his exclusion principle, which states that no two electrons in an atom can occupy the same quantum state.

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Over the past year Wolfgang Pauli has had the most page views in the with 243,255 views, followed by German (82,214), and Italian (33,935). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Polish (110.73%), Korean (108.75%), and Hakka (84.09%)


Among physicists, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 39 out of 851Before him are Max Born, Andrei Sakharov, Paul Dirac, Richard Feynman, Henry Cavendish, and Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. After him are Lise Meitner, Gerard 't Hooft, Max von Laue, Pieter Zeeman, J. J. Thomson, and Philipp Lenard.

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Among people born in 1900, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 7Before him are Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Heinrich Himmler, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Erich Fromm, Martin Bormann, and Luis Buñuel. After him are Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Hans Frank, Heinrich Müller, Adolf Dassler, and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Among people deceased in 1958, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 2Before him is Pope Pius XII. After him are Imre Nagy, Rosalind Franklin, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, John B. Watson, Ernest Lawrence, Roger Martin du Gard, Clinton Davisson, Kurt Alder, Faisal II of Iraq, and Milutin Milanković.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 42 out of 1,424Before him are Niki Lauda (1949), Konrad Lorenz (1903), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), Viktor Frankl (1905), Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), and Alois Hitler (1837). After him are Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608), Lise Meitner (1878), Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor (1415), Christian Doppler (1803), and Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor (1678).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 2Before him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887). After him are Lise Meitner (1878), Christian Doppler (1803), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Anton Zeilinger (1945), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Walter Kohn (1923), Fritjof Capra (1939), and Marietta Blau (1894).