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Hans Dehmelt

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Dates

September 9, 1922 – March 7, 2017

Authorized Form of Name

Dehmelt, Hans

Additional Forms of Names

Dehmelt, Hans Georg

Dehmelt, Hans Georg, 1922-

Biography

Abstract

Hans Dehmelt was a Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Washington (1955-present). His other institutional affiliations included Duke University and the University of Göttingen. His research interests included atomic particles and precision spectroscopy.

Important Dates

September 9, 1922Birth, Gorlitz (Germany).

1943 – 1944Studied Physics, University of Breslau (Universität Breslau).

1946 – 1950Resumed study of Physics, University of Göttingen, Göttingen (Germany).

1948Obtained Diplom-Arbeit, University of Göttingen, Göttingen (Germany).

1950Obtained Dr Rer Nat, University of Göttingen, Göttingen (Germany).

1950 – 1952Research Fellow, University of Göttingen.

1952 – 1955Research Associate in Physics, Duke University.

1955 – presentVisiting Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (1955-1961); Professor of Physics (1961-2002); and Professor Emeritus of Physics (2002-present), University of Washington, Seattle (Wash.).

1956 – 1970Consultant, Varian Associates.

1970Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

1978Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1989Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Wolfgang Paul "for the development of the ion trap technique".

1995Awarded National Medal of Science.

March 7, 2017Death, Seattle (Wash.).

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Gorlitz (Germany)

Undergraduate Education

Wroclaw (Poland)

Göttingen (Germany)

Graduate Education

Göttingen (Germany)

Employment

Seattle (Wash.)

Death

Seattle (Wash.)

Subjects

Nuclear quadrupole resonance.

Particle range (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Paul, Wolfgang, 1913-

Shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the development of the ion trap technique."

Wineland, David J.

Post-doc advised by Dehmelt at University of Washington, and both employed at University of Washington.

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Dash, J. G., 1923-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Fortson, E. Norval

Both employed at University of Washington.

Gabrielse, Gerald

Both employed at University of Washington.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Neddermeyer, Seth H. (Seth Henry), 1907-1988

Both employed at University of Washington.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at University of Washington.

Robertson, R. G. Hamish, 1943-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of Washington.

Thouless, D. J.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Institutions

Major Positions

Universität Göttingen

Resumed study of physics; obtained Diplom-Arbeit and Dr Rer Nat; and Research Fellow.

University of Washington. Department of Physics

Visiting Assistant Professor to Associate Professor; Professor of Physics; and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

Varian Associates

Consultant.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1970 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

Duke University. Department of Physics

Research Associate.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Universität Breslau. Physikalischen Institut.

Studied physics.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Hans G. Dehmelt papers, 1989-1990.

University Archives

University of Washington

Mailstop #0-10. Seattle, WA 98195, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Nobel Prize Biography