History of Science

What Makes Matter Matter?

Wolfgang Pauli may have never achieved household name status, but he devised some of the basic principles that shape our current understanding of quantum physics. Chief among them was the exclusion principle, also known as the Pauli principle, which states that no two electrons or similar particles may occupy the same quantum state within the same quantum system. That might sound technical, but it's basically the reason why matter is matter in the first place. Watch the video to learn more.

How The Pauli Exclusion Principle Explains Matter

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Written by Curiosity Staff April 24, 2017