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Theory of Relativity
Wolfgang Pauli (1900–1958) was one of the 20th-century's most influential physicists. He was awarded the 1945 Nobel Prize for physics for the discovery of the exclusion principle (also called the Pauli principle). A brilliant theoretician, he was the first to posit the existence of the neutrino and one of the few early 20th-century physicists to fully understand the enormi ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 1st 1981 by Dover Publications
(first published July 1st 1921)
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Oct 07, 2017 William Schram rated it it was amazing
Wolfgang Pauli was a brilliant theoretical physicist responsible for positing the Pauli Exclusion Principle and the winner of the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physics. However, at the first printing of this book, Pauli was a young man of 21. I really admire that sort of thing, to be able to publish something like this at that age. The book acknowledges that there are issues with its contents since it was printed in 1921, but this book does a fine job of showing off relativity as it was known at that time ...more
Pauli was born in Vienna to a chemist Wolfgang Joseph Pauli (né Wolf Pascheles, 1869–1955) and his wife Bertha Camilla Schütz; his sister was Hertha Pauli, the writer and actress. Pauli's middle name was given in honor of his godfather, physicist Ernst Mach. Pauli's paternal grandparents were from prominent Jewish families of Prague; his great-grandfather was the Jewish publisher Wolf Pascheles. P ...moreMore about Wolfgang Ernst Pauli