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Wolfgang Ketterle
professor of physics at the Centre for Ultracold Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joint recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics


In atomic and optical physics, the biggest innovations have been the laser and ultracold atoms.

Wolfgang Ketterle is the John D MacArthur professor of physics at the Centre for Ultracold Atoms at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and joint recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics for the achievement of Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates