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Wolfgang Ketterle
  • Name: Wolfgang Ketterle
  • Born: 10/21/1957 (63 years old)
  • Known for: Bose–Einstein condensates

Wolfgang Ketterle (born 21 October 1957) is a German physicist and professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research has focused on experiments that trap and cool atoms to temperatures close to absolute zero, and he led one of the first groups to realize Bose–Einstein condensation in these systems in 1995. For this achievement, as well as early fundamental studies of condensates, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001, together with Eric Allin Cornell and Carl Wieman.

Awards: Benjamin Franklin Medal, Nobel Prize for Physics

School: Heidelberg, TUM, LMU, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics

Birth Place: Heidelberg, West Germany

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