The Pauli Center for Theoretical Studies aims to foster teaching and research in theoretical physics and related subjects in the Zürich area. Its purpose is to bring scientists from all over the world to come to Zürich, to interact with local and other visiting scientists and to enrich the graduate education.
More specifically the Pauli Center organises thematic programs of a few months' duration as well as shorter workshops. It also invites scientists to come to Zürich for collaborative visits and to teach graduate courses.
Proposals for thematic programs and workshops can be submitted by any professor from a Swiss University. Proposals should be submitted to the appropriate member of the Pauli Center management board who can also assist in making contact with a local co-organiser:
- Matthias Gaberdiel (Mathematical Physics)
- Thomas Gehrmann (Particle Physics)
- George Lake (Astrophysics)
- Manfred Sigrist (Condensed Matter Physics)
- Matthias Troyer (Computation Physics)
The Pauli Center management board is supported in its strategic decisions by an international advisory board consisting of
- Riccardo Barbieri (SNS Pisa)
- Monica Colpi (University of Milano)
- Krzysztof Gawedzki (ENS Lyon)
- Dieter Lüst (LMU & MPI Munich)
- Erio Tosatti (SISSA/ICTP Trieste)
The Pauli Center (formerly called CTS, Center for Theoretical Studies) was originally established by Jürg Fröhlich at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of ETH Zürich in 1985. In 2006 the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Zürich has joined. The Pauli Center is currently supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), ETH Zürich and the University of Zürich.