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Encyclopedia > Wolfgang Ketterle

Wolfgang Ketterle (born October 21, 1957, in Heidelberg, Germany) is a German physicist and a professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is one of the three 2001 recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics, along with Eric Allin Cornell and Carl Wieman. His research activities focus on laser cooling and trapping of ultracold atoms. He was one of the main discoverers of Bose-Einstein condensation in gases. He has also discovered superfluidity in a "high-temperature" gas. This was published in a paper in the June 23, 2005 issue of Nature. October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Germany showing Heidelberg Heidelberg (halfway between Stuttgart and Frankfurt) is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Since antiquity, people have tried to understand the behavior of matter: why unsupported objects drop to the ground, why different materials have different properties, and so forth. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is a research and educational institution located in the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. MIT is a world leader in science and technology, as well as in many other fields, including management, economics, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physics from 1901 to the present day. ... Carl Wieman (left) and Eric Cornell (right) on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus Eric Allin Cornell (born December 19, 1961) is a physicist who, along with Carl E. Wieman, was able to synthesize Bose-Einstein condensate in 1995. ... Carl Wieman (left) and Eric Cornell (right) on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus Carl Edwin Wieman (born March 26, 1951) is an American physicist of the University of Colorado at Boulder who (with Eric Allin Cornell), in 1995, produced a Bose-Einstein condensate. ... Laser cooling is a technique that uses light to cool atoms to a very low temperature. ... A Bose-Einstein condensate is a gaseous superfluid phase formed by atoms cooled to temperatures very near to absolute zero. ... Superfluidity is a phase of matter characterised by the complete absence of viscosity. ... Nature is one of the oldest and most reputable general-purpose scientific journals, first published on November 4, 1869. ...


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Bose-Einstein Condensates - Interview with Wolfgang Ketterle (1818 words)
Ketterle was one of the Nobel Prize winners in Physics in 2001, along with Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman.
Ketterle is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics at MIT, where he is one of the principal investigators in the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Group in the Research Laboratory of Electronics.
Wolfgang Ketterle answers a few questions about his fast breaking paper in field of Physics in December 2003.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Wolfgang Ketterle (615 words)
Wolfgang Ketterle (born October 21, 1957, in Heidelberg, Germany) is a German physicist and a professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Professor Ketterle's research is in atomic physics and laser spectroscopy, particularly in the area of laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms with the goal of exploring new aspects of ultracold atomic matter.
Wolfgang Ketterle received a diploma (equivalent to a master's degree) from the Technical University of Munich (1982), and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Munich (1986).
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