|Nationality||Germany, United States|
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
|Known for||Bose–Einstein condensates|
|Awards||Benjamin Franklin Medal (2000)|
Nobel Prize for Physics (2001)
|Institutions||University of Heidelberg|
|Doctoral advisor||Herbert Walther|
|Doctoral students||Kendall B. Davis|
Wolfgang Ketterle (born 21 October 1957) is a German physicist. He is a professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His works focused on experiments that trap and cool atoms to temperatures close to absolute zero.
He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001, together with Eric Allin Cornell and Carl Wieman.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Wolfgang Ketterle". MIT Department of Physics. Retrieved 27 October 2014.
- ↑ "Nobel Prize in Physics 2001". Nobelprize.org. Nobel Media. Retrieved 27 October 2014.