Death of Wolfgang Paul

7th December, 1993 

"The undersigned nuclear researchers are deeply concerned with the plans to equip the Bundeswehr with nuclear weapons" 

One of the notable signatories of the 1957 Göttingen Manifesto was the Nobel Peace Prize winning German Physicist Wolfgang Paul who died on this day in 1993.

During World War II, he researched isotope separation, which is necessary to produce fissionable material for use in making nuclear weapons. For several years he was private lecturer at the University of Göttingen with Hans Kopfermann. 

He became professor for Experimental Physics at the University of Bonn and stayed there from 1952 until his death in 1993. For two years from 1965 until 1967 he was director of the Division of Nuclear Physics at CERN.

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