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Wolfgang Ketterle
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Wolfgang Ketterle at a symposium at Brown University, 2007
Born 21 October 1957 (1957-10-21) (age 63)
Nationality Germany, United States
Alma mater Heidelberg
TUM
LMU
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Known for Bose–Einstein condensates
Awards Benjamin Franklin Medal (2000)
Nobel Prize for Physics (2001)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Heidelberg
MIT
Doctoral advisor Herbert Walther
Hartmut Figger
Doctoral students Kendall B. Davis
Marc-Oliver Mewes
Dan Stamper-Kurn
Martin Zwierlein

Wolfgang Ketterle (born 21 October 1957) is a German physicist. He is a professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His works focused on experiments that trap and cool atoms to temperatures close to absolute zero.

He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001, together with Eric Allin Cornell and Carl Wieman.

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