No Time to be Brief: A scientific biography of Wolfgang Pauli

Paperback | June 6, 2010

byCharles P. Enz

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This book retraces the life of the physicist Wolfgang Pauli, analyses his scientific work, and describes the evolution of his thinking. Pauli spent 30 years as a professor at the Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich, which occupies a central place in this biography. It would beincomplete, however, without a rendering of Pauli's sarcastic wit and, most importantly, of the world of his dreams. It is through the latter that quite a different aspect of Pauli's life comes in, namely his association with the psychology of C.G. Jung and his school.

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This book retraces the life of the physicist Wolfgang Pauli, analyses his scientific work, and describes the evolution of his thinking. Pauli spent 30 years as a professor at the Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich, which occupies a central place in this biography. It would beincomplete, however, without a rendering of Pauli'...

Prof Charles Enz was Wolfgang Pauli's last research assistant, form 1956 to 1959. He then held appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, the University of Neuchatel, Cornell University, before taking up a post as Professor of Theoretical Physics at Geneva University in 1964. He has been a Fellow of hte American Phys...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:584 pagesPublished:June 6, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199588155

ISBN - 13:9780199588152

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Table of Contents

1. Pauli's Family2. The Prodigy of Relativity Theory3. Student in Munich4. Scientific Collaborator5. The Hamburg Years6. The New ETH Professor7. The Personal Crisis8. Life with Franca9. The War Years in America10. The Famous Professor Returns11. The One World: Physis and Psyche12. The Symmetry Breaks

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"An immensely valuable book... a gold mine of information, not only about Pauli himself but also about the rich history of quantum physics... providing many invaluable notes and references." --Physics World