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October 9 News Release

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The Nobel Prize

Peter Caughey, (303) 492-6431 (CU),
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Fred McGehan, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (303) 497-7000
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Eric A. Cornell
Senior Scientist, NIST

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  • B.S., Physics, with honor and with distinction, Stanford University, 1985
  • Ph.D., Physics, MIT, 1990
  • Fellow, JILA, NIST and University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994-present
  • Senior Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, 1992-present
  • Professor Adjoint, Physics Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1995-present
  • Assistant Professor Adjoint, Physics Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992-1995
  • Post-Doctorate, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, 1990-1992
  • Summer Post-Doctorate, Rowland Institute, Cambridge, 1990
  • Research Assistant, MIT, 1985-1990 Teaching Fellow, Harvard Extension School, 1989
  • Research Assistant, Stanford University, 1982-1985
Honors and Awards
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2000
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America, Elected 2000 R. W. Wood Prize, Optical Society of America, 1999
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics, 1999
  • Lorentz Medal, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1998
  • Fellow, The American Physical Society, Elected 1997
  • I. I. Rabi Prize in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, American Physical Society, 1997
  • King Faisal International Prize in Science, 1997
  • National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award, 1997
  • Carl Zeiss Award, Ernst Abbe Fund, 1996
  • Fritz London Prize in Low Temperature Physics, 1996
  • Department of Commerce Gold Medal, 1996
  • Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, 1996
  • Newcomb-Cleveland Prize, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995-96
  • Samuel Wesley Stratton Award, National Institute of Science and Technology, 1995
  • Firestone Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, 1985
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1985-1988