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    Dr. William D. Phillips shares* the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics
Nobel Medal for Physics

Official news release:

Statements and congratulations:

Dr. Phillips upon notification of the award

U.S. House of Representatives:
Committee on Science,

Department of Commerce (DOC), and NIST:
DOC Secretary, NIST Acting Director, NIST Physics Laboratory Director

Nobel Lecture:

Laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms
Rev. Mod. Phys. 70(3), 721-741 (1998). (PDF 843 kB)


Research projects of Dr. Phillips in the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group.
Short history of Dr. Phillips' career, and an abbreviated Curriculum Vitae.
Photographs of Dr. Phillips in his Laser Cooling and Trapping laboratory.

A Sampling of Dr. Phillips' technical work:

Dr. Phillips reports on results with cold atoms at the 1996 AAAS Meeting.
Claude N. Cohen-Tannoudji and William D. Phillips, "New Mechanisms For Laser Cooling" Physics Today 33-40, October 1990. (PDF 15.1 MB)
*The Physics Prize was awarded jointly to William D. Phillips, Professor Steven Chu of Stanford University, and Professor Claude Cohen-Tannoudji of the Collège de France and the École Normale Supérieure.    
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Online: February 1997   Last update: March 2001