David J. Wineland
|David J. Wineland|
David J. Wineland in 2008
David Jeffrey Wineland
February 24, 1944
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of California, Berkeley
University of Washington
|Thesis||The Atomic Deuterium Maser (1971)|
|Doctoral advisor||Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr.|
Nobel Prize in Physics (2012)
National Medal of Science (2007)
Schawlow Prize (2001)
David Jeffrey Wineland (born February 24, 1944) is an American Nobel-laureate physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physics laboratory. His work has included advances in optics, specifically laser cooling trapped ions and using ions for quantum computing operations. He was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Serge Haroche, for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems." 
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Wineland graduated from Encina High School in Sacramento, California in 1961. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1965 and his PhD in 1970 supervised by Norman Foster Ramsey, Jr. at Harvard University. His doctoral dissertation is entitled "The Atomic Deuterium Maser". He then performed Postdoctoral Research in Hans Dehmelt's group at the University of Washington where he investigated electrons in ion traps. In 1975, he joined the National Bureau of Standards (now called NIST), where he started the ion storage group and is on the physics faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Wineland was the first to laser cool ions in 1978. His NIST groups uses trapped ions in many experiments on fundamental physics, and quantum state control. They have demonstrated optical techniques to prepare ground, superposition and entangled states. This work has led to advances in spectroscopy, atomic clocks and quantum information. In 1995 he created he first single atom quantum logic gate and was the first to quantum teleport information in massive particles in 2004. Wineland implemented the most precise atomic clock using quantum logic on a single aluminum ion in 2005.
Wineland is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Optical Society, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1992. He shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics with French physicist Serge Haroche "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."
Wineland is married to Sedna Quimby-Wineland, and they have two sons.
Sedna Helen Quimby is the daughter of George I. Quimby (1913 - 2003), an archaeologist and anthropologist, who was Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington and Director of the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, and his wife Helen Ziehm Quimby.
- 1990 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics
- 1990 William F. Meggers Award of the Optical Society of America
- 1996 Einstein Prize for Laser Science of the Society of Optical and Quantum Electronics (awarded at Lasers '96).
- 1998 Rabi Award from the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society
- 2001 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science
- 2007 National Medal of Science in the engineering sciences
- 2009 Herbert Walther Award from the OSA
- 2010 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics shared with Juan Ignacio Cirac and Peter Zoller
- Frederic Ives Medal
- 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics shared with Serge Haroche
- Class of 1961 Graduation List. encinahighschool.com
- "David Wineland". Array of Contemporary American Physicists. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
- "Press release - Particle control in a quantum world". Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
- Wineland, D. J.;
- "Nobel Lecture: Superposition, entanglement, and raising Schro¨dinger’s cat*". Rev Mod Phys. July 12, 2013.
- "Spectroscopy Using Quantum Logic". Science 309. July 29, 2005.
- "David J. Wineland PhD". Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
- Quimby obituary, http://www.sf-fandom.com 26 February 2003, accessed 28 February 2013
- George Quimby, 89, gave Burke museum NW flavor, Seattle Times, 2 March 2003, accessed 28 February 2013
- "Rabi Award".
- "Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science". American Physical Society. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
- "NIST Physicist David J. Wineland Awarded 2007 National Medal of Science (NIST press release)". NIST. 2008-08-25. Retrieved 2013-01-13.
- "Herbert Walther Award".
Adam G. Riess
Brian P. Schmidt
Nobel Prize in Physics laureate
With: Serge Haroche