David J. Wineland

David J. Wineland is an American physicist, awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2012 .


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  • 1 Beginnings
  • 2 Companies to which it belongs
  • 3 Awards
  • 4 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • 5 Sources

the beginning

He was born on February 24, 1944 in Milwaukee , USA .

He graduated in 1961 at the Encina High School in Sacramento , California , received his undergraduate degree from the University of California , Berkeley in 1965 and earned his doctorate in 1970 at Harvard University .

He worked as a researcher at the University of Washington and at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder , Colorado .

Companies to which it belongs

He is a member of the American Physical Society , the Society Optics American and the National Academy of Sciences of the United States since 1992 .


1990 Davisson-Germer Prize for Atomic or Surface Physics.

1990 William F. Meggers Award from the American Optical Society .

1996 Einstein Prize for Laser Science from the Society for Quantum Electronics and Optics .

1998 Rabi Award from the IEEE Society for Ultrasound, Ferroelectricity and Frequency Control.

2001 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science.

2007 National Medal of Science in engineering science.

2008 Herbert Walther Award from the American Optical Society .

2010 Institute Franklin Prize in Physics, shared with Juan Ignacio Cirac and Peter Zoller . Frederic Ives Medal.

2012 Nobel Prize in Physics shared with Serge Haroche .

Nobel Prize in Physics

On October 9, 2012, he was awarded, along with Serge Haroche, the Nobel Prize in Physics for his “revolutionary experimental methods that have allowed the measurement and manipulation of individual quantum systems,” according to the argument of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences .


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