Wolfgang Ketterle

Wolfgang Ketterle has been the John D. MacArthur professor of physics at MIT since 1998. He received a diploma (equivalent to master’s degree) from the Technical University of Munich (1982), and the 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. Since 2006, he is the director of the Center of Ultracold Atoms, an NSF funded research center, and Associate Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics. His research group studies properties of ultracold atomic matter.
For his observation of Bose-Einstein condensation in a gas in 1995, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001. Other honors include the Gustav-Hertz Prize of the German Physical Society (1997), 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), and a Humboldt research award (2009).

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Atomic and Optical Physics I - Part 5: Coherence (edX)

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Fifth part of a course in modern atomic and optical physics: the physics of atomic coherence.
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Atomic and Optical Physics I - Part 4: Atom-Light Interactions 2: Line Broadening and Two-Photon Transitions (edX)

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Fourth part of a course in modern atomic and optical physics: the physics of line shapes and two-photon transitions.
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Atomic and Optical Physics I - Part 3: Atom-Light Interactions 1 - Matrix elements and quantized field (edX)

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Third part of a course in modern atomic and optical physics: the physics of interactions of atoms with an electromagnetic field.
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Atomic and Optical Physics I - Part 2: Atomic structure and atoms in external field (edX)

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Second part of a course in modern atomic and optical physics: the structure of atoms, and how they behave in static electromagnetic fields.
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Atomic and Optical Physics I - Part 1: Resonance (edX)

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First part of a course in modern atomic and optical physics: the physics of resonances, a central theme in atomic physics.
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