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S. Haroche

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Dates

September 11, 1944 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Haroche, S.

Additional Forms of Names

Haroche, Segre, 1944-

Haroche, Serge

Biography

Abstract

Serge Haroche is an atomic physicist at the Collège de France. He was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics along with David J. Wineland "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."

Important Dates

September 11, 1944Birth, Casablanca (Morocco).

1963 – 1967Obtained BSc in Physics, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), Paris (France).

1967Obtained Doctorat de Troisieme Cycle, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Pierre and Marie Curie University), Paris (France).

1967 – 1975Research Associate (1967-1971); Researcher (1971-1973); and Senior Researcher (1973-1975), Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris (France).

1971Obtained PhD in Physics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Pierre and Marie Curie University), Paris (France).

1971Awarded Prix Aimé Cotton, French Physical Society.

1972 – 1973Visiting Scholar, Stanford University.

1973 – 1984Lecturer of Physics, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France).

1975 – 2001Professor of Physics, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France).

1976Visiting Scholar, Stanford University.

1979Visiting Scholar, Stanford University.

1979Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1981Visiting Professor of Physics, Harvard University.

1982 – 2004Professor of Physics (1982-2001) and Director, Physics Department (1994-2000), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (France).

1983Awarded Grand Prix de Physique Jean Ricard, French Physical Society.

1984 – 1993Professor of Physics, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1988Awarded Einstein Prize for Laser Science.

1988Member, American Physical Society.

1990Fellow, American Physical Society.

1991 – 2001Member, Institut Universitaire de France.

1992Awarded Humboldt Award.

1993Member, Académie des Sciences.

1993Awarded Michelson Medal, Franklin Institute.

2001Awarded Tomassoni Award, La Sapienza University.

2002Awarded Quantum Electronics Prize, European Physical Society.

2007Awarded Gra-Cruz Ordem Nacional do Merito Cientifico.

2007Awarded Charles Hard Townes Prize, American Physical Society.

2009Awarded Médaille d’or du CNRS.

2009Member, Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

2009Member, European Academy of Sciences.

2010Awarded Herbert Walther Award, German Physical Society and Optical Society of America.

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

Occupation

Atomic physicist.

Places

Birth

Casablanca (Morocco)

Undergraduate Education

Paris (France)

Graduate Education

Paris (France)

Employment

Paris (France)

Palaiseau (France)

New Haven (Conn.)

Paris (France)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Quantum physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude

PhD advisor at Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris).

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Collaborated on a laser experiment.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Collaborated on a laser experiment.

Wineland, David J.

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

Colleagues

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bromley, D. Allan (David Allan), 1926-2005

Both employed at Yale University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Casten, R.

Both employed at Yale University.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at Stanford University.

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Goldstone, Jeff Alan

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Hughes, Vernon W.

Both employed at Yale University.

Iachello, F.

Both employed at Yale University.

Jain, Jainendra K.

Both employed at Yale University.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Joannopoulos, J. D. (John D.), 1947-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Klein, Martin J.

Both employed at Yale University.

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Martin, Paul E. (Paul Edmond),

Both employed at Harvard University.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Rasmussen, Norman C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Read, Nicholas

Both employed at Yale University.

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Sandweiss, Jack H.

Both employed at Yale University.

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Stanford University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at Stanford University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Meystre, Pierre

Institutions

Major Positions

Obtained BSc in Physics (1963). Professor and Director, Physics Department.

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)

Research Associate; Researcher; and Senior Researcher.

Ecole polytechnique (France)

Lecturer.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Visiting Scientist.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Visiting Scholar.

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Obtained Doctorat de Troisieme Cycle (1967) and PhD in Physics (1971). Professor of Physics.

Yale University. Physics Department

Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Académie des Sciences (France)

Member.

American Physical Society

Member and Fellow. Awarded 2007 Charles Hard Townes Prize.

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (1963- )

Awarded 2010 Herbert Walther Award.

European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Member.

European Physical Society

Awarded 2002 Quantum Electronics Prize.

Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Awarded 1993 Michelson Medal.

Institut universitaire de France

Member.

Optical Society of America

Awarded 2010 Herbert Walther Award.

Société française de physique

Awarded 1971 Prix Aimé Cotton and 1983 Grand Prix de Physique Jean Ricard.

Università di Roma

Awarded 2001 Tomassoni Award.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Serge Haroche, 2004 February 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Pierre Meystre, 2009 February 9 and 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Atomic Physics 11: proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Atomic Physics/ editors, S. Haroche, J.C. Gay, and G. Grynberg

Subject

Serge Haroche Nobel Prize Biography