One of Bohr -...

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One of Bohr's favorite protégées was Wolfgang Pauli, fifteen years younger than Bohr  but very willing to criticize him both jovially with his sharp wit and seriously with his  brilliant scientific reasoning. Like many other theoretical physicists, Pauli was inept in the  laboratory. Before he became famous for his exclusion principle, he was well known  throughout Europe for the "Pauli effect"—it was joked that equipment broke down the  moment he entered the lab. Once, when an apparatus in Goettingen blew up for no  particular reason, it was determined that the explosion had coincided exactly with the  stopping of a train bearing Pauli as he passed through Goettingen station on the way to  Copenhagen. Pauli had an easy manner that delighted all, but Bohr could not help taking his scientific  criticism into serious consideration. Bohr had established the basic framework for 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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