Dr. Carl Wieman Lecture

Dr. Carl Wieman
Nobel Laureate in Physics
National Institute of Standards and Technologies
Boulder, Colorado

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on November 15, 2003 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Bose-Einstein condensation:
quantum weirdness at the lowest temperature in the universe

Professor Wieman has been at the University of Colorado since 1984, where he is currently a Distinguished Professor of Physics and a Fellow of JILA. He has carried out research in a variety of areas of laser spectroscopy, but has primarily worked on laser cooling and trapping of atoms. Among his many awards are the Franklin medal, the Einstein Medal for Laser Science, the Lorentz Medal, the Schawlow Prize for Laser Science, the National Science Foundation Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award and, most recently, the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Fall Program 2003
Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13.

Background Information

(These references were compiled by the webmaster in the hope that they will prove interesting to some readers. The web being what it is, some of them will have vanished by the time you go to look them up, and there is—of course—no guarantee of their accuracy.)

Carl Wieman photo

Description of Dr. Wieman's Nobel prize, references to information about Bose-Einstein condensation, and more: http://physics.colorado.edu/nobel.html

Curriculum vitae: http://www.colorado.edu/NewsServices/nobel/wieman.html

An informal autobiography: http://www.homeschool.com/articles/nobel/bio/

BBC News article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/sci_tech/1588594.stm