Jordan, Pacual (1902–ca. 1982)
Physicist who was concerned with the relationship of physics,
psychology, and parapsychology. Jordan was born on October
18, 1902, at Hanover, Germany, and studied at Göttingen
University (Ph.D., 1924). He was professor of theoretical physics
at the University of Rostock (1929–44) and later a professor
of theoretical physics at the Universities of Berlin and Hamburg.
Jordan conducted joint research with Niels Bohr and
Werner Heisenberg in quantum mechanics and in 1942 won
the Max Planck Medal for his work in physics. He also won the
Gauss Medal of the German Physical Society in 1955.
Through the 1950s Jordan manifested an interest in parapsychology.
He contributed articles to the Journal of the Society
for Psychical Research, including one on ‘‘Quantum Field Theory.’’
He was a member of the International Conference on Philosophy
and Parapsychology, St. Paul de Vence, France, 1954,
where he lectured on ‘‘New Trends in Physics and Their Relation
to Parapsychology.’’
Encyclopedia of Occultism & Parapsychology • 5th Ed. Jordan, Pacual
837
Sources
Jordan, Pacual. ‘‘New Trends in Physics and Their Relation
to Parapsychology.’’ Parapsychology Foundation Newsletter
(July–August 1955).
———. Verdrängung and Komplementarität (Repression and
Complementarity). N.p., 1951.

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