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Carl Edwin Wieman
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Wieman in 2011
Born March 26, 1951 (1951-03-26) (age 69)
Nationality United States
Alma mater MIT
Stanford University
Known for Bose–Einstein condensate
Awards E. O. Lawrence Award (1993)
King Faisal International Prize in Science (1997)
Lorentz Medal (1998)
The Benjamin Franklin Medal (2000)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2001)
Oersted Medal (2007)
Yidan Prize (2020)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions University of British Columbia
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Michigan
Stanford University
Doctoral advisor Theodor W. Hänsch
Doctoral students Wendy Adams

Carl Edwin Wieman (born March 26, 1951) is an American physicist. He works at Stanford University.

In 1995, while at the University of Colorado Boulder, he and Eric Allin Cornell created the first true Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC). In 2001, he won the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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