Wolfgang Pauli was a Swiss theoretical physicist, and is considered one of the original defining voices in the field of quantum physics. He is credited with some of the most important theories that still shape our modern understanding of quantum mechanics.

Some of his more notable theories are the principle of spin in subatomic particles, the probable existence of neutrinos, and the principle of exclusion – or The Pauli Principle – an essential key to the discovery of new quantum particles like the Higgs boson, also known as the God particle, which was discovered in 2013.

Pauli’s accumulated contributions to science were considered so significant that Albert Einstein personally nominated Pauli for the Nobel Prize in 1945.