Wolfgang Pauli

1900 - 1958

Wolfgang Pauli

Wolfgang Ernst Pauli (; German: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ ˈpaʊli]; 25 April 1900 – 15 December 1958) was an Austrian (and later American / Swiss) 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". The discovery involved spin theory, which is the basis of a theory of the structure of matter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang Pauli has received more than 930,679 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 44th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 44 out of 659Before him are Ludwig Boltzmann, Philipp Lenard, Wilhelm Röntgen, Ernst Mach, Pieter Zeeman, and Lise Meitner. After him are Thomas Young, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Léon Foucault, Andrei Sakharov, James Chadwick, and Christian Doppler.

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Among people born in 1900, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 8Before him are Heinrich Himmler, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Erich Fromm, Martin Bormann, Luis Buñuel, and Chiune Sugihara. After him are Hans-Georg Gadamer, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Hans Frank, Adolf Dassler, Dennis Gabor, and Spencer Tracy. Among people deceased in 1958, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 3Before him are Pope Pius XII and Imre Nagy. After him are Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Rosalind Franklin, John B. Watson, Roger Martin du Gard, Clinton Davisson, Ernest Lawrence, Kurt Alder, Maurice de Vlaminck, and Milutin Milanković.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 49 out of 799Before him are Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Albert II of Germany (1397), Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor (1608), and Lise Meitner (1878). After him are Maximilian I of Mexico (1832), Emil Cioran (1911), Otto Skorzeny (1908), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), Christian Doppler (1803), and Otto von Habsburg (1912).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 4Before him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), and Lise Meitner (1878). After him are Christian Doppler (1803), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Fritjof Capra (1939), Walter Kohn (1923), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marian Smoluchowski (1872), and Anton Zeilinger (1945).

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