Pauli, Wolfgang

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Pauli, Wolfgang Gender: M
born on 25 April 1900 at 13:43 (= 1:43 PM )
Place Vienna, Austria, 48n13, 16e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 04°50' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 13°49 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 08°09'

Wolfgang Pauli
photo: Bettina Katzenstein / ETH Zürich, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Austrian-born physicist and recipient of the 1945 Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery in 1925 of the Pauli exclusion principle, which states that in an atom no two electrons can occupy the same quantum state simultaneously. Pauli made major contributions to quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and solid-state physics, and he successfully hypothesized the existence of the neutrino.

In addition to his original work, he wrote masterful syntheses of several areas of physical theory that are considered classics of scientific literature. An even deeper influence was left by his personal interactions with other scientists such as Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, with whom he had close friendships.

The Pauli effect was named after the anecdotal bizarre ability of his to break experimental equipment simply by being in the vicinity. Pauli was aware of his reputation and was delighted whenever the Pauli effect manifested. These strange occurrences were in line with his investigations into the legitimacy of parapsychology, particularly his collaboration with C. G. Jung on the concept of synchronicity.

He died 15 December 1958, Zürich.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Bohr, Niels (born 7 October 1885)


Source Notes

Noel Tyl quotes Arthur Miller's Deciphering the Cosmic Number: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung, On page 224:

"Pauli did however once have a horoscope drawn up and included it in a letter he wrote to Jung in December 1953. It was not published in the Jung/Pauli cofrrespondence and the two never discussed it in their letters. It is not known who constructed the horoscope and it is unlikely that Pauli attached much significance to it. Yet it may or may not have had something to do with Pauli's statement to Jung that equinoxes were times of 'relative psychic instability, which can manifest itself both negatively and positively (creatively).' --In Pauli's horoscope the spring equinox is on the cusp between the seventh house, the 'house of conjunction,' and the eighth, the 'house of the unconscious' and the autumn equinox is on the cusp between the first house, the house of the ego', and the second, the 'house of material things.' One interpretation of Pauli's instabilities might be that they reflected the instabilities of these boundaries between houses."

Based on the above info, Noel rectified the time to 1:43 PM CET, placing the Vernal Equinox appropriately to this guideline.

The same in Charles Enz's biography "No Time to be Brief, A scientific biography of Wolfgang Pauli" page 464.


  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Problem Solving
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Phisics)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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