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William D. Phillips Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1997
Nobel co-recipients Steven Chu, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Physicist. Development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light. Think about physics intuitively. Open, lively discussion of physics problems. Do physics at frontiers competitively with openness, humanity, cooperation. Excellent teacher. Religious.

"No prize can compare in importance to family and friends I count as my greatest treasures".


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William D Phillips presentation in the International Year of Light Published on Jan 20, 2015 5:06

EINSTEIN, TIME AND LIGHT - William D. Phillips Published on Feb 2, 2015 47:29

William D. Phillips "Laser cooling & trapping, & Bose-Einstein condensation" Published on Mar 8, 2012 1:20:05

Big Think Interview With William Phillips Published on Apr 23, 2012 14:59

Celebrating Science: Dr. William D. Phillips Uploaded on Jan 13, 2009 4:04

William D. Phillips. Possibly more than one person with same name.

Photo: NIST

Name: William Daniel Phillips
Birth: 5 November 1948, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
Institution: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Award: "for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light"
Subject: Atomic physics
Portion of cash: 1/3