Definition of Pauli, Wolfgang in English:

Pauli, Wolfgang

proper noun

  • (1900–58), Austrian-born US physicist. He made a major contribution to quantum theory with the Pauli exclusion principle, according to which only two electrons in an atom could occupy the same quantum level, provided they had opposite spins. In 1931 he postulated the existence of the neutrino, later discovered by Enrico Fermi. Nobel Prize for Physics (1945).

Pronunciation

Pauli, Wolfgang

/ˈpoulē/ /ˈpaʊli/