Wolfgang Ketterle

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Wolfgang Ketterle
Wolfgang Ketterle at a symposium at Brown Varsity, 2007
Born (1957-10-21) 21 October 1957 (age 61)
Heidelberg, Wast Germany
Naitionality Germany, Unitit States
Alma mater Heidelberg
Max Planck Institute o Quantum Optics
Kent for Bose–Einstein condensates
Awairds Benjamin Franklin Medal (2000)
Nobel Prize for Pheesics (2001)
Scientific career
Fields Pheesics
Institutions Varsity o Heidelberg
Doctoral advisor Herbert Walther
Hartmut Figger

Wolfgang Ketterle (born 21 October 1957) is a German pheesicist an professor o pheesics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His resairch haes focused on experiments that trap an cuil atoms tae temperaturs close tae absolute zero,[1] an he led ane o the first groups tae realize Bose–Einstein condensation in thir seestems in 1995.[2] For this achievement, as well as early fundamental studies o condensates, he wis awairdit the Nobel Prize in Pheesics in 2001, thegither wi Eric Allin Cornell an Carl Wieman.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Wolfgang Ketterle". MIT Department of Physics. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  2. Shachtman, Tom (January 2008). "The Coldest Place in the Universe". Smithsonian Magazine. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  3. "Nobel Prize in Physics 2001". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media. Retrieved 27 October 2014.