Theodor W. Hänsch

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Theodor Wolfgang Hänsch
Theodor Hänsch at the 2012 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Born (1941-10-30) 30 October 1941 (age 82)
Alma materUniversity of Heidelberg
Known forLaser-based precision spectroscopy
AwardsJames Joyce Award (2009)
Carl Friedrich von Siemens Prize (2006)
Rudolf Diesel Gold Medal (2006)
Ioannes Marcus Marci Medal (2006)
Bambi Award (2005)
Otto Hahn Prize (2005)
I. I. Rabi Award (2005)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2005)
Matteucci-Medal (2002)
SUNAMCO Medal (2001)
Philip Morris Research Prize (1998, 2000)
Arthur L. Schawlow Award (2000)
Stern-Gerlach Medal (2000)
Arthur L. Schawlow Prize (1996)
Einstein Prize for Laser Science (1995)
King Faisal International Prize 1989)
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize(1989)
Italgas Prize for Research and Innovation (1987)
Michelson Medal (1986)
William F. Meggers Award (1985)
Herbert P. Broida Prize (1983)
Comstock Prize in Physics (1983)
Otto Klung Prize (1980)
Scientific career
InstitutionsLudwig-Maximilians University
Stanford University
European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy (LENS), Università degli Studi di Firenze
Doctoral studentsCarl E. Wieman
Markus Greiner
Immanuel Bloch
Tilman Esslinger

Theodor Wolfgang Hänsch (born 30 October 1941) is a German physicist. He won one fourth of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics for "contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique" sharing the prize with John L. Hall and Roy J. Glauber.

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