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Ph.D. Wolfgang KETTERLE Nobel Laureate for Physics; John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director, Center for Ultracold Atoms, Cambridge, MA


1982 Diploma (equivalent to master s degree) from the Technical University of Munich
1986 Ph.D. in physics from the University of Munich
  University of Heidelberg in molecular spectroscopy and combustion diagnostics
1986-1990 Postdoctoral work at the Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching and at the
1990-1993 Postdoctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
since 1993 Member of the physics faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


American Physical Society (APS), Fellow, since 1997
Optical Society of America (OSA), Fellow, since 2006
National Academy of Sciences, Foreign Associate, since 2002
German Academy of Natural Scientists Leopoldina, since 2005


Bose-Einstein condensation in a gas of sodium atoms, Physical Review Letters 75, 3969-3973, 1995
Vortices and Superfluidity in a Strongly Interacting Fermi Gas, Nature 435, 1047-1051, 2005
see http://cua.mit.edu/ketterle_group/ketterle.htm for further publications.


I.I. Rabi Prize of the American Physical Society, 1997
Gustav-Hertz-Prize of the German Physical Society, 1997
Fritz London Prize in Low Temperature Physics, 1999
Nobel Prize in Physics, 2001
Knight Commander's Cross (Badge and Star) of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2002