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Published as Author

C. E. Wieman

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Dates

March 26, 1951 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Wieman, C. E. (Carl Edwin)

Additional Forms of Names

Wieman, C. (Carl)

Wieman, Carl E. (Carl Edwin), 1951-

Wieman, Carl Edwin

Biography

Abstract

Carl Wieman is Professor of Physics and Education at Stanford University (2013-present). Other institutional affiliations include University of Michigan, University of Colorado, and National Institute of Standards. His research interests include laser spectroscopy of atoms. In 2001, Wieman, Eric Cornell and Wolfgang Ketterle won the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Important Dates

March 26, 1951Birth, Corvallis (Or.).

1973Obtained BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1977Obtained PhD in Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1977 – 1984Assistant Research Scientist in Physics (1977-1979) and Assistant Professor of Physics (1979-1984), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1984 – 2013Associate Professor of Physics (1984-1987); Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory and Astrophysics (JILA) (1985-2013); Professor of Physics (1987-1997); Chair, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA); and Distinguished Professor of Physics (1997-2013), University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder (Colo.).

1985 – 2013Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder (Colo.).

1990Fellow, American Physical Society.

1994Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

1995Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1998Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1999Awarded Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Sciences, American Physical Society.

1999 – 2002Member, Advisory Board, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2001Won Nobel Prize in Physics with Wolfgang Ketterle and Eric Cornell "for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates".

2013 – presentProfessor of Physics and Education, Stanford University.

Occupation

Atomic physicist.

Places

Birth

Corvallis (Or.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Boulder (Colo.)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Atoms.

Bose-Einstein condensation.

Laser spectroscopy.

Lasers.

Relationships

People

Family

Wieman, Alison

Mother.

Wieman, Henry Nelson, 1884-1975

Grandfather.

Wieman, N. Orr

Father.

Advisors & Collaborators

Cornell, Eric Allin, 1961-

Shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Wolfgang Ketterle "for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates." Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics and University of Colorado, Boulder.

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

PhD advisor at Stanford University, "Polarization spectroscopy and the measurement of the Lamb shift in the ground state of hydrogen."

Ketterle, Wolfgang

Shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Eric Cornell "for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates."

Kleppner, Daniel

Research advisor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Colleagues

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Burchat, P. (Patricia)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Crane, H. R. (Horace Richard), 1907-2007

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

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

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Greene, Christopher Henry

Both employed at University of Colorado, Boulder and Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

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

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

Jin, Deborah S.

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Linde, A. D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Ye, Jun, 1967-

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

Institutions

Major Positions

Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics

Fellow and Chair.

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

Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1977). Professor of Physics and of Education.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

University of Colorado Boulder. Department of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Distinguished Professor of Physics.

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Assistant Research Scientist in Physics and Assistant Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Fellow; received 1994 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics; and received 1999 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science.

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1973).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Atomic physics 14 : Fourteenth International Conference on Atomic Physics, Boulder, CO, 1994 / editors, D.J. Wineland, C.E. Wieman, S.J. Smith.

Carl Wieman Nobel Prize Autobiography

Dr. Carl Wieman: Science Education in the 21st Century

Frontiers in Laser Cooling, Single-Molecule Biophysics and Energy Science: Carl Wieman

Trapping of neutral atoms / edited by N.R. Newbury and C. Wieman.