NIST-CU scientist wins Nobel Prize in physics

October 9, 2012 •

David J. Wineland, a lecturer in the University of Colorado Boulder physics department, has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics. Wineland is a physicist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder and internationally recognized for developing the technique of using lasers to cool ions to near absolute zero. His experiments have been used to test theories in quantum physics and may lead to the development of quantum computers. He shared the prize with Serge Haroche of France.

 
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For more information visit the Nobel Foundation website at http://www.nobelprize.org/.
 
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