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Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:45 p.m.Sundin Music Hall, 1531 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul
The Kay Malmstrom Lecture in Physics, dedicated to the memory of Kay Malmstrom, is an annual symposium on contemporary issues and research in physics, and is part of the Emma K. and Carl R.N. Malmstrom Chair in Physics. Through this generous gift, Carl R.N. Malmstrom, a 1936 graduate of Hamline University’s College of Liberal Arts, gives Hamline students access to the outstanding scientific minds of our time. Even after his death in June of 2010, Carl’s legacy of supporting Hamline’s students continues to fund collaborative research opportunities, scholarships, and this lecture. See past lecture topics.
Guest Lecturer Dr. Wolfgang KetterleNobel Laureate and John D. MacArthurProfessor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Wolfgang Ketterle has been the John D. MacArthur
professor of physics at MIT since 1998. He leads a
research group exploring the properties of ultracold gases.
His research is in the field of atomic physics and laser
spectroscopy and includes laser cooling and trapping,
atom optics and atom interferometry, and studies of
Bose-Einstein condensation and Fermi degeneracy. His
observation of Bose-Einstein condensation in a gas in
1995 and the first realization of an atom laser in 1997
were recognized with the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001
(together with E.A. Cornell and C.E. Wieman).
Dr. Ketterle received a diploma (equivalent to master’s
degree) from the Technical University of Munich (1982)
and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Munich
(1986). He did postdoctoral work at the Max-Planck
Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching and at the
University of Heidelberg in molecular spectroscopy and
combustion diagnostics. In 1990, he came to MIT as a
postdoc and joined the physics faculty in 1993.
His many honors include the Rabi Prize of the American
Physical Society (1997), the Fritz London Prize in Low
Temperature Physics (1999), the Benjamin Franklin
Medal in Physics (2000), the Knight Commander’s
Cross (Badge and Star) of the Order of Merit of the
Federal Republic of Germany (2002), the MIT Killian
Award (2004), a Humboldt research award (2009) and
memberships in several Academies of Sciences. He holds
Honorary Degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College, St.
Peter (2005), the University of Connecticut (2007), and
Ohio State University (2007).
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