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Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr.
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Ramsay in 1970
Born (1915-08-27)August 27, 1915
Died November 4, 2011(2011-11-04) (aged 96)
Nationality United States
Alma mater Columbia University, University of Cambridge
Known for Separated oscillatory field method
Awards Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award (1960)
Davisson-Germer Prize (1974)
IEEE Medal of Honor (1984)
Oersted Medal (1988)
National Medal of Science (1988)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1989)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions Harvard University
Doctoral advisor Isidor Isaac Rabi
Doctoral students David J. Wineland, Daniel Kleppner, Howard Berg

Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. (August 27, 1915 – November 4, 2011) was an American physicist. He was awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hans Georg Dehmelt.

Ramsay was born on August 27, 1915 in Washington, D.C.. He studied at Columbia University and at the University of Cambridge.

He was a physics professor at Harvard University for most of his career, Ramsey also held several posts with such government and international agencies as NATO and the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Among his other accomplishments are helping to found the United States Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermilab.

Ramsay was a Democrat. Ramsay died on November 4, 2011 in Wayland, Massachusetts from natural causes, aged 96.

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