Wolfgang Pauli's Philosophical Ideas and Contemporary Science

May 20 - 25, 2007, Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland

Organizers: Harald Atmanspacher, Karl von Meyenn, Ulrich Müller-Herold, Reinhard Nesper, and Hans Primas

Wolfgang Pauli was not only a most influential physicist in the 20th century but his huge correspondence and unpublished manuscripts demonstrate his deep interest in questions of natural philosophy*.

The conference is intended to explore the relevance of Pauli’s visionary ideas with respect to four areas:

  • concepts of mind-matter relationships
  • notions of time and process in physics and beyond
  • directed mutations and epigenetic
    inheritance in biological evolution
  • the nature of creative insight

We are pleased to invite you to participate at this international and interdisciplinary conference at Monte Verita in Switzerland in May 2007.


Conference Office:

Marlen Karlen
ETH Hönggerberg HCI H 127
CH - 8093 Zürich

Conference Poster:
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* Pauli's ideas on mind and matter in the context of contemporary science
Journal of Consciousness Studies 13, 5-50 (2006)

Wolfgang Pauli

Wolfgang Pauli during a lecture in Copenhagen, April 1929

© Photo Pauli-Archive, CERN, Geneva

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