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

Charles P. Enz


This book, the first biography on 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 be incomplete, 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. This book sets Pauli’s life ... More

Keywords: Wolfgang Pauli, wit, dreams, Carl Jung, Zurich, Federal Institute of Technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198564799
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564799.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles P. Enz, author
Professor Emeritus, University of Geneva