Norman Foster Ramsey Jr.
Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr.
|Died||November 4, 2011 (aged 96)|
|Alma mater||Columbia University, University of Cambridge|
|Known for||Separated oscillatory field method|
|Awards||Ernest 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)
|Doctoral advisor||Isidor Isaac Rabi|
|Doctoral students||David 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.. 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. Ramsay died on November 4, 2011 in Wayland, Massachusetts from natural causes, aged 96.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Norman F. Ramsey - Autobiography". The Nobel Foundation. Archived from the original on October 8, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
- ↑ "48 Nobel Winning Scientists Endorse Kerry-June 21, 2004". George Washington University. Retrieved July 6, 2013.
- ↑ "Norman Ramsey Dies at 96; Work Led to the Atomic Clock". New York Times. November 6, 2011. Retrieved November 7, 2011.
Books[change | change source]
- Groves, Leslie (1962). Now it Can be Told: The Story of the Manhattan Project. New York: Harper & Row. ISBN 0-306-70738-1. OCLC 537684.
- Hoddeson, Lillian; Henriksen, Paul W.; Meade, Roger A.; Westfall, Catherine L. (1993). Critical Assembly: A Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years, 1943–1945. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-44132-3. OCLC 26764320.
- Rigden, John S. (1987). Rabi, Scientist and Citizen. Sloan Foundation Series. New York: Basic Books. ISBN 0-465-06792-1. OCLC 14931559.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Photograph, Biography and Bibliographic Resources, from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, United States Department of Energy
- Group photograph Archived 2012-02-17 at the Wayback Machine taken at Lasers '93 including (right to left) Norman F. Ramsey, Marlan Scully, and F. J. Duarte.
- "Norman Ramsey and the Separated Oscillatory Fields Method". Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. DOE. Retrieved on 2 March 2009.
- Norman Ramsey, an oral history conducted in 1995 by Andrew Goldstein, IEEE History Center, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.