Norman Foster Ramsey Jr.

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Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr.
Ramsay in 1970
Born(1915-08-27)August 27, 1915
DiedNovember 4, 2011(2011-11-04) (aged 96)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materColumbia University, University of Cambridge
Known forSeparated oscillatory field method
AwardsErnest Orlando Lawrence Award (1960)
Davisson-Germer Prize (1974)
IEEE Medal of Honor (1984)
Oersted Medal (1988)
National Medal of Science (1988)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1989)
Scientific career
InstitutionsHarvard University
Doctoral advisorIsidor Isaac Rabi
Doctoral studentsDavid J. Wineland, Daniel Kleppner, Howard Berg

Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. (August 27, 1915 – November 4, 2011) was an American physicist. He was awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hans Georg Dehmelt.

Ramsay was born on August 27, 1915 in Washington, D.C..[1] He studied at Columbia University and at the University of Cambridge.

He was a physics professor at Harvard University for most of his career, Ramsey also held several posts with such government and international agencies as NATO and the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Among his other accomplishments are helping to found the United States Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermilab.

Ramsay was a Democrat.[2] Ramsay died on November 4, 2011 in Wayland, Massachusetts from natural causes, aged 96.[3]

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  1. "Norman F. Ramsey - Autobiography". The Nobel Foundation. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  2. "48 Nobel Winning Scientists Endorse Kerry-June 21, 2004". George Washington University. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
  3. "Norman Ramsey Dies at 96; Work Led to the Atomic Clock". New York Times. November 6, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2011.

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