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Hans Georg Dehmelt

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Hans Georg Dehmelt
Born (1922-09-09)9 September 1922
Görlitz, Germany
Died 7 March 2017(2017-03-07) (aged 94)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Nationality Germany
Alma mater University of Göttingen
Known for Development of the ion trap
Precise measurement of the electron g-factor
Penning trap
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1989)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Washington
Duke University
Doctoral students David J. Wineland

Hans Georg Dehmelt (9 September 1922 – 7 March 2017) was a German-born American physicist. He was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1989,[1] for co-developing the ion trap technique with Wolfgang Paul. They shared one-half of the prize (the other half of the Prize in that year was awarded to Norman Foster Ramsey). Their technique was used for high precision measurement of the electron g-factor.

Dehmelt died on 7 March 2017 in the Seattle, Washington from natural causes, aged 94.[2]

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  1. "Nobel Prize in Physics 1989. Press release". The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 12 October 1989. Retrieved 2008-04-08.
  2. "King County deaths". The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. March 13, 2017.

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