Wolfgang Pauli
#359 Overall Influence

Wolfgang Pauli

Physicist, Nobel prize winner

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Wolfgang Ernst Pauli was an Austrian theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics. Later in life he got the citizenships of the United States and Switzerland. 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. He also showed a precocious ability for physics getting his PhD at age 21 even though he graduated high school at 18 .

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Purdue University
Purdue University

Public research university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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University of Copenhagen

Public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark

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University of Göttingen
University of Göttingen

University in the city of Göttingen, Germany

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University of Hamburg
University of Hamburg

University in Hamburg, Germany

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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

German university in Munich, Bavaria

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#16 World Rank #1 USA Rank
Physics
#65 World Rank #12 USA Rank
Chemistry