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Claude Cohen-Tannoudji - Physics - 1997

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Claude Cohen-Tannoudji - Physics - 1997

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Claude Cohen-Tannoudji works at Kastler-Brossel Laboratory (CNRS / UPMC / ENS / Collège de France), on the campus of Jussieu in Paris. He was a student at ENS with Alfred Kastler and Jean Brossel and received a doctorate "ès" in physics at the Faculty of Paris in 1962. In 1973, he was appointed Full Professor for the Chair of atomic and molecular physics at the Collège de France where he taught until 2003-2004. With Steven Chu and William Daniel Phillips, he received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1997 for his work on slowing atoms using laser cooling, after receiving the CNRS gold medal in 1996. He is the author of numerous well-known academic books on quantum physics.