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Nicolaas Bloembergen
Bloembergen in 1981
Born March 11, 1920 (1920-03-11) (age 99)
Dordrecht, Netherlands
Residence United States
Citizenship Netherlands
United States
Fields Applied physics
Institutions University of Arizona
Alma mater Leiden University
University of Utrecht
Doctoral advisor Edward Purcell
Other academic advisors Cornelis Jacobus Gorter
Doctoral students Peter Pershan
Known for Laser spectroscopy
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1981)
Lorentz Medal (1978)
IEEE Medal of Honor

Nicolaas Bloembergen (born March 11, 1920) is a Dutch-American physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981.

He won the award with Arthur Schawlow and Kai Siegbahn. The won the prize for his works in laser spectroscopy.

Bloembergen was born in Dordrecht, Netherlands. He studied at Leiden University and at the University of Utrecht. Bloembergen became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1951.


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