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Serge Haroche in Stockholm (2012)
|Born||11 September 1944
(then a French protectorate)
|Alma mater||École normale supérieure
Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University (Ph.D.)
|Awards||CNRS Gold medal (2009)
Nobel Prize for Physics (2012)
Collège de France
|Doctoral advisor||Claude Cohen-Tannoudji|
Serge Haroche (born 11 September 1944) is a French physicist who was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics jointly with David J. Wineland for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems", a study of the particle of light, the photon. This and his other works developed laser spectroscopy. Since 2001, Haroche is a Professor at the Collège de France and holds the Chair of Quantum Physics.
In 1971 he defended his doctoral thesis in physics at the University of Paris VI: his research had been conducted under the direction of Claude Cohen-Tannoudji.
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