Eric Cornell

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Date of Birth: 12/19/1961

Age: 54

Place of birth: Palo Alto

Citizenship: United States


Eric Allin Cornell (born Eric Allin Cornell;. December 19, 1961, Palo Alto, USA) - American physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001, together with Wolfgang Ketterle and Carl Wieman "for achievements in the study of Bose condensation processes - Einstein in the rarefied gas and condensates initial basic research performance. "

Eric Cornell was born in the family of Professor of Civil Engineering at MIT and a teacher of English. He studied physics at Stanford University and after receiving at MIT in 1985, diploma, he worked in Cambridge - a city in which he lived with two years. He worked in the group of Dave Pritchard of mass determination & # 179; He and 3H. In 1990 he defended his thesis. It is interesting to note that after the departure of Cornell MIT in Pritchard`s group came Wolfgang Ketterle, with whom Cornell shared the Nobel Prize later.

Cornell applied for a postdoc position in the group Dave Vinelanda by NIST, a but did not receive approval. Instead, it recommended to the group Carl Wieman, who worked at NIST in Boulder, Colorado. After a two-year scholarship postdokovskoy he was working there as an assistant professor. In 1995 he became a professor, since 1994 a member of the NIST.

In 1995, Cornell married Celeste Landry, which was known for more than 10 years, even at Stanford. They have two daughters - Elisa and Sophia.

In 2004, his left arm amputated due to infection nekrotiruyuschim fastsiitisom. In 2006 he again went to work.

In 2001, Cornell won the Nobel Prize in physics. Upon successful receipt of Bose-Einstein condensate is engaged in the study of its properties.


The award named Samuel Wesley Stratton, NIST, 1995

Newcomb Cleveland Prize, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995-96

Gold Medal of the Ministry of Commerce, 1996

Award named after Fritz London in the field of low-temperature physics, 1996

Award Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe Foundation, 1996

Prize Alan T. Waterman from the National Science Foundation, USA, 1997

Internationaler behalf of the King Faisel f & # 252; r Wissenschaften, 1997

Rabi Award for atomic physics, molecular physics and optics, the American Physical Society, 1997

The selected member of the American Physical Society in 1997

Lorentz Medal, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1998

Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics 1999

Award RV Wood, Optical Society of America, 1999

The selected member of the American Optical Society 2000

Member of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 2000

Nobel Prize in Physics 2001