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Biography

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J. L. Hall

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Dates

August 21, 1934 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Hall, J. L. (John L.), 1934-

Additional Forms of Names

Hall, John L., 1934-

Hall, John Lewis

Biography

Abstract

John L. Hall is Fellow at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) (1964-present). His research interests include laser-based precision spectroscopy and atomic physics.

Important Dates

August 21, 1934Birth, Denver (Colo.).

1956Obtained BS, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1958Obtained MS, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1961Obtained PhD in Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1961 – presentNational Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellow (1961-1962); Physicist (1962-1971); and Senior Scientist (1971-present), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder (Colo.).

1964 – presentFellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), Boulder (Colo.).

1967 – presentLecturer, Physics Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder (Colo.).

1970 – presentDelegate, Consultative Committee for the Definition of the Meter, Sèvres (France).

1976 – 1979Member, National Research Committee on Fundamental Constants, National Research Council.

1984Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1988Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

1993Awarded Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, American Physical Society.

2005Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Theodor Hansch "for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique".

Occupation

Quantum physicist.

Places

Birth

Denver (Colo.)

Undergraduate Education

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Graduate Education

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Employment

Gaithersburg (Md.)

Boulder (Colo.)

Subjects

Laser spectroscopy.

Lasers.

Quantum theory.

Science and industry.

Relationships

People

Family

Hall, Carey

Son.

Hall, John Ernest

Father.

Hall, Jon

Son.

Hall, Lindy Marilyn Robinson

Wife.

Hall, Rae Long

Mother.

Hall, Thomas

Son.

Advisors & Collaborators

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Shared the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics "for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique."

Salomon, C. (Christophe)

Advised by Hall while post-doc at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), University of Colorado, Boulder.

Ye, Jun, 1967-

Advised by Hall at University of Colorado, Boulder in Optical Metrology and Quantum Optics. Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Colleagues

Bergquist, James Charles

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Briggs, Lyman J. (Lyman James), 1874-1963

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Cahn, John W., 1928-

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Cava, Robert J.

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Clark, N. A. (Noel Anthony), 1940-

Both employed at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Coblentz, William W. (William Weber), 1873-1962

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Both employed at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Cornell, Eric Allin, 1961-

Both employed at National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Colorado, Boulder.

Dunn, G. H. (Gordon H.), 1932-

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Fano, Ugo

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Gamow, George, 1904-1968

Both employed at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Girvin, Steven M.

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Greene, Christopher Henry

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Jin, Deborah S.

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Julienne, Paul S.

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Klebanoff, P. S.

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Plummer, E. Ward

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Schubauer, Galen B. (Galen Brandt), 1904-

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Wieman, C. E. (Carl Edwin)

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Wineland, David J.

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Additional

Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973

Nathan, Marshall I., 1933-

Institutions

Major Positions

Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics

Fellow.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)

Senior Scientist.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

National Research Council (NRC) Fellow; Physicist; Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA); and Senior Scientist.

University of Colorado Boulder. Department of Physics

Lecturer.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1988 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics and 1993 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science.

Carnegie Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1956), MS (1958), and PhD in Physics (1961).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, National Research Committee on Fundamental Constants.

Sèvres (France)

Delegate, Consultative Committee for the Definition of the Meter.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

John L. Hall lecture [sound recording], 1979 February.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The laser: historical perspectives and impact on precision measurements [sound recording], 2010 February 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Ira Bowen, 1968 August 9 and 1969 August 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Marshall I. Nathan, 1984 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA