Wolfgang Pauli

Wolfgang Pauli

The Pauli effect is a term referring to the supposed tendency of technical equipment to encounter critical failure in the presence of certain people. The term was coined after mysterious anecdotal stories involving Austrian theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli, describing numerous instances in which demonstrations involving equipment suffered technical problems only when he was present. According to the principal, a functioning device and Wolfgang Pauli may not occupy the same room.

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