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AAMU to Welcome 20th Nobel Laureate

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Alabama A&M University's  Department of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics the 20th Annual Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture on Friday, December 1, at 3 p.m. in James I. Dawson Building auditorium.


wineland.jpgPopularly known as "Nobel Lecture' because of the consecutive Nobel Laureates who have served as featured presenters at the public lectures each fall, the 2017 lecture will welcome the 20th Nobel Prize winner with Dr. David J. Wineland, 2012 Nobel Prize co-recipient in physics.


Dr. Wineland‘s afternoon lecture, “Quantum Computers and Schroedinger’s Cat,” will be immediately followed by a public reception honoring him at 5 p.m. in the Clyde Foster auditorium of the adjacent College of Business & Public Affairs.


Nobel Laureate Wineland, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physics laboratory, 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." Dr. Wineland’s work has included advances in optics, specifically laser cooling trapped ions and using ions for atomic clocks and quantum computing operations.


Born in Wauwatosa, Wis., he first studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and later earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1970 under the supervision of Norman Ramsey. After completing his doctorate, he worked in a team led by Hans Dehmelt at the University of Washington in Seattle.


For additional information about the Nobel Lecture and related activities, contact Sheral Carter at (256) 372-5305 or e-mail


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