Wolfgang Paul

German physicist

Wolfgang Paul (August 10, 1913December 7, 1993) was a German physicist, who co-developed the ion trap. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1989 for this work.


  • There are many examples in physics showing that higher precision revealed new phenomena, inspired new ideas, or confirmed or dethroned well-established theories.
    • in Electromagnetic Traps for Charged and Neutral Particles, Nobel Lecture, December 8, 1989.

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