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Published as Author

David J. Wineland

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Dates

February 24, 1944 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Wineland, David J.

Additional Forms of Names

Wineland, D. J. (David J.)

Wineland, David J., 1944-

Biography

Abstract

David Wineland is Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (1995-present). Other institutional affiliations include University of Washington. His research interests in atomic physics inclue the study of quantum phenomena when matter and light interact. In 2012, Wineland and Serge Haroche won the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Important Dates

February 24, 1944Birth, Milwaukee (Wis.).

1965Obtained BA, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1970Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1970 – 1975Research Associate, University of Washington, Seattle (Wash.).

1975 – presentPhysicist (1975-1995); Project Leader, Ion Storage Group (1979-present); and Fellow (1995-present), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg (Md.).

1985 – 1993Affiliate Faculty, Colorado State University.

1990Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

1992Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2001Awarded Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, American Physical Society.

2007Awarded National Medal of Science.

2012Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Serge Haroche "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems".

Occupation

Atomic physicist.

Places

Birth

Milwaukee (Wis.)

Undergraduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Seattle (Wash.)

Gaithersburg (Md.)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Quantum theory.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Bergquist, James Charles

Post-doc advised by Wineland at National Institute of Standards and Technology, and both employed at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dehmelt, Hans

Post-doc advisor at University of Washington and both employed at University of Washington.

DeMarco, Brian L.

Post-doc advised by Wineland at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Haroche, S.

Shared 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "The atomic deuterium maser."

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Cahn, John W., 1928-

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

Cava, Robert J.

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Cornell, Eric Allin, 1961-

Both employed at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dash, J. G., 1923-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Fortson, E. Norval

Both employed at University of Washington.

Girvin, Steven M.

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

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

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

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Julienne, Paul S.

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

Klebanoff, P. S.

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

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

Both employed at University of Washington.

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

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

Institutions

Major Positions

Colorado State University. Physics Department

Affiliate Faculty.

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

Physicist; Fellow; and Project Leader, Ion Storage Group.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

Physicist and Project Leader, Ion Storage Group.

University of Washington. Department of Physics

Research Associate.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1990 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics and 2001 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1970).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1965).

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.

David Wineland Nobel Prize Autobiography

Time and frequency measurement / edited by Christine Hackman and Donald B. Sullivan.