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

Born 10 August 1913 in Lorenzkirch, Germany

1939 Dr.-lng., Technische Hochschule, Charlottenberg

1952-1993 Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Bonn

1965-1967 Director of the Division of Nuclear Physics at CERN.

During World War II, he researched isotope separation, which is necessary to produce fissionable material for use in making nuclear weapons. His son, Stephan Paul, is a professor of experimental physics at the Technical University of Munich.


Autobiographical information at www.nobel.org

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