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  •  Dr. David Wineland

    Kay Malmstrom Lecture in Physics

    2009 Lecture

    Dr. David Wineland
    National Institute of Standards and Technology

    Lecture Title:
    Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schrödinger’s Cat 

    David Wineland received a bachelor’s degree from Berkeley in 1965 and his PhD from Harvard in 1970. After a postdoctoral appointment at the University of Washington, he joined National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology), where he is the leader of the ion-storage group in the time and frequency division at Boulder. The group’s research has focused on laser cooling and spectroscopy of trapped atomic ions with applications to atomic clocks, quantum-limited metrology, and quantum state control.

    Wineland was named the Alexander M. Cruickshank Lecturer at the Gordon Conference on Atomic Physics in 2007. In the same year he was awarded the National Medal of Science. He received the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Award for Science and Medicine in 2008. Wineland is active on many boards, including the NSA Advisory Board and the Center for Quantum Information Advisory Board at the National University of Singapore, and is a member of the Evaluation Committee for the Center for Research in Optics and Photonics, São Carlos, Brazil.