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David J. Wineland
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David J. Wineland in 2008
Born
David Jeffrey Wineland

February 24, 1944 (1944-02-24) (age 76)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Harvard University
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics (2012)
National Medal of Science (2007)
Schawlow Prize (2001)
Scientific career
Fields Quantum physics
Institutions University of Washington
National Institute of Standards and Technology
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Oregon
Thesis The Atomic Deuterium Maser (1971)
Doctoral advisor Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr.
Other academic advisors Hans Georg Dehmelt
Wineland in Stockholm, 2012

David Jeffrey Wineland (born February 24, 1944) is an American Nobel-laureate physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physics laboratory. His work has included advances in optics, specifically laser-cooling trapped ions and using ions for quantum-computing operations. He was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Serge Haroche, for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems".

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