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CERN Lecture: The Strange Friendship of Pauli and Jung – When Physics Met Psychology

A lecture given on Thursday 10 December 2009 at CERN.

At a key time in his scientific development, Pauli was undergoing analysis by Jung. What can we learn about Pauli’s discoveries of the exclusion principle and the CPT theorem, as well as his thoughts on non-conservation of parity, and his quest with Heisenberg for a unified field theory of elementary particles from Jungs analysis of his dreams? A very different Pauli emerges, one at odds with esteemed colleagues such as Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg.