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Serge Haroche
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Serge Haroche in Stockholm (2012)
Born 11 September 1944 (1944-09-11) (age 76)
Casablanca, Morocco
(then a French protectorate)
Nationality French
Alma mater École normale supérieure
Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University (Ph.D.)
Awards CNRS Gold medal (2009)
Nobel Prize for Physics (2012)
Scientific career
Institutions Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University
Yale University
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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