Paul, Wolfgang

BORN 10 Aug 1913, Lorenzkirch, Sachsen - DIED 7 Dec 1993, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
GRAVE LOCATION Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Poppelsdorfer Friedhof, Poppelsdorf

Wolfgang Paul was promoted in 1939 in Berlin. From 1937 to 1942 he was scientifical assistant to Hans Kopfermann in Kiel. In 1944 he was habilitated at the University of Göttingen where he was a professor until 1952. In 1952 he moved to Bonn where he stated until 1981 and was the director of the Physikalischen Institut. In 1957 he was one of the eighteen signatories of the Göttingen Declaration against the atomic armament of the Bundeswehr.

His first wife was Liselotte Hirsche (1917-1977) with whom he had four children. In 1979 he married Doris Walch (b.1941), a teacher of medieval literature. From 1979 to 1989 he was president of the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung. In 1989 he received the Nobel Prize together with Norman Foster Ramsey and Hans Georg Dehmelt for the development of the ion trap that was named after him. He died in 1993 in Bonn. His widow Doris still taught at the University in Bonn in 2013.

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The grave of Wolfgang Paul at the Poppelsdorfer Friedhof, Bonn.
Picture by Androom (17 Jun 2012)


Wolfgang Paul (Physiker) – Wikipedia

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Published: 21 May 2018
Last update: 10 Mar 2022