Celebrating the centenary of Wolfgang Paul

Wolfgang Paul (right, with glasses) in characteristic form outside the Council Chamber at CERN during a Scientific Policy Committee meeting in 1977. He was chair of the committee at the time (1975–1978) and a delegate to Counci (Image: CERN)

A three-day symposium, starting today, marks the centenary of Wolfgang Paul, born 10 August 1913 in Lorenzkirch, Germany. Having spent a year as a guest at CERN in 1959, he became director of the Nuclear Physics Division (1964–67) and later served as chair of the Scientific Policy Committee and as a delegate to Council.

In the latest CERN Courier, Herwig Schopper, former CERN Director-General writes more about the life of Paul. Schopper is one of the speakers at the Wolfgang Paul Symposium this week at the University of Bonn in Germany.

Read more: "Wolfgang Paul: inspired scientist, Nobel laureate, father figure" – CERN Courier