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Wolfgang Ketterle Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2001
Nobel co-recipients Eric A. Cornell, Carl E. Wieman

Physicist - Atomic Physics. Hobbies: Running, Bicycling.

"...the quest for pure knowledge and the pursuit of goals which are only vaguely defined and change as the research progresses... I didn't anticipate that the best was still to come".

Publications 2013-2012

New approach towards spin-orbit coupling and the spin Hall effect
C.J. Kennedy, G.A. Siviloglou, H. Miyake, W.C. Burton, and W. Ketterle:
Spin-orbit coupling and spin Hall effect for neutral atoms without spin-flips.
Phys. Rev. Lett., in print; preprint, arXiv:1308.6349 (2013).

Lattice for large synthetic magnetic fields
H. Miyake, G.A. Siviloglou, C.J. Kennedy, W.C. Burton, and W. Ketterle:
Realizing the Harper Hamiltonian with Laser-Assisted Tunneling in Optical Lattices.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 , 185302 (2013).

Non-universal ultracold collisions
T.T. Wang, M.-S. Heo, T.M. Rvachov, D.A. Cotta, and W. Ketterle:
Deviation from Universality in Collisions of Ultracold ^{6}Li _2 Molecules.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 , 173203 (2013).

Paramagnetism in the ideal Fermi gas
Y.R. Lee, T.T. Wang, T.M. Rvachov, J.H. Choi, W. Ketterle, and M.-S. Heo:
Pauli paramagnetism of an ideal Fermi gas.
Phys. Rev. A 87 , 043629 (2013).

Computer control system
A. Keshet and W. Ketterle:
A distributed, graphical user interface based, computer control system for atomic physics experiments.
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84 , 015105 (2013).

Conference proceedings
W. Ketterle:
Ultracold fermions with repulsive interactions.
Proceedings of ICAP 2012, Palaiseau, France, July 23-27, EPJ Web of Conferences, in print (2013).

W. Ketterle:
From strongly interacting atomic systems to optical lattices.
Proceedings of the 25th Solvay Conference on Physics, Brussels, October 19-22, 2011, in print (2013).

NaLi Feshbach molecules
M.-S. Heo, T.T. Wang, C.A. Christensen, T.M. Rvachov, D.A. Cotta, J.H. Choi, Y.R. Lee, and W. Ketterle:
Formation of Ultracold Fermionic NaLi Feshbach Molecules.
Phys. Rev. A 86 , 021602 (2012).

Compressibility of a Fermi gas
Y.R. Lee, M.-S. Heo, J.H. Choi, T.T. Wang, C.A. Christensen, T.M. Rvachov, and W. Ketterle:
Compressibility of an Ultracold Fermi Gas with Repulsive Interactions.
Phys. Rev. A 85 , 063615 (2012).

Absence of ferromagnetism in a repulsive Fermi gas
C. Sanner, E.J. Su, W. Huang, A. Keshet, J. Gillen, and W. Ketterle:
Correlations and Pair Formation in a Repulsively Interacting Fermi Gas.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 , 240404 (2012).

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Name: Wolfgang Ketterle
Birth: 21 October 1957, Heidelberg, West Germany (now Germany)
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA
Award: "for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates"
Subject: Atomic Physics
Portion of cash: 1/3
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Invited Talks at Conferences (2012-1993)
PhD Advisors: Prof. Herbert Walther and Dr. Hartmut Figger at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany
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