The Pauli Center for Theoretical Studies aims to foster teaching and research in theoretical physics and related subjects in the Zurich area.
Our mission is to bring scientists from all over the world to come to Zurich, 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 Zurich for collaborative visits and to teach graduate courses.
Proposals for thematic programs and workshops can be submitted by any professor of a Swiss university. Proposals should be submitted to the appropriate member of the Pauli Center management board who can also assist in establishing contact with a local co-organiser.
The Pauli Center management board is supported in its strategic decisions by an international advisory board consisting.
The Pauli Center (formerly called CTS, Center for Theoretical Studies) was originally established by Jürg Fröhlich at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of ETH Zurich in 1985. In 2006, the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Zurich has joined. The Pauli Center is currently supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich.