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".
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