|Died||7 December 1993 (aged 80)|
|Alma mater||Technical University of Munich|
Technical University of Berlin
University of Göttingen
|Known for||Ion traps|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in physics (1989)|
Dirac Medal (1992)
|Institutions||University of Bonn|
University of Kiel
|Doctoral advisor||Hans Kopfermann|
Paul was born on August 10 of 1913 in the German city of Lorenzkirch, Saxony. When he was young, his family moved to Munich, where his father taught pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Munich. In 1932, he began his studies of physics at the Superior School in Munich, and soon moved to the 1934 at the headquarters of Berlin, getting his doctorate in 1939.
Wolfgang Paul died December 7 of 1993 at his residence in Bonn.
Between 1965 and 1967, he was appointed Director of the Division of Nuclear Physics at CERN.