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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 1,291,370 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Wolfgang Pauli is the 41st most popular physicist (down from 37th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Austria (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 3rd 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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Among physicists, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 41 out of 717Before him are William Gilbert, Paul Dirac, Léon Foucault, Lise Meitner, Pieter Zeeman, and J. J. Thomson. After him are Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Ernst Mach, Andrei Sakharov, Thomas Young, James Chadwick, and Johannes Diderik van der Waals.

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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, Martin Bormann, Erich Fromm, and Luis Buñuel. After him are Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Hans Frank, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Spencer Tracy, and Heinrich Müller. Among people deceased in 1958, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 5Before him are Pope Pius XII, Imre Nagy, John B. Watson, and Rosalind Franklin. After him are Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Roger Martin du Gard, Clinton Davisson, Maurice de Vlaminck, Faisal II of Iraq, Kurt Alder, and Ernest Lawrence.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 53 out of 1,237Before him are Otto von Habsburg (1912), Klara Hitler (1860), Alois Hitler (1837), Hedy Lamarr (1914), Otto Skorzeny (1908), and Kurt Gödel (1906). After him are Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802), Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Ernst Kaltenbrunner (1903), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), Peter Handke (1942), and Christian Doppler (1803).

Among PHYSICISTS In Austria

Among physicists born in Austria, Wolfgang Pauli ranks 3Before him are Erwin Schrödinger (1887) and Lise Meitner (1878). After him are Ludwig Boltzmann (1844), Christian Doppler (1803), Victor Francis Hess (1883), Otto Robert Frisch (1904), Fritjof Capra (1939), Walter Kohn (1923), Victor Weisskopf (1908), Marietta Blau (1894), and Anton Zeilinger (1945).