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Guest Name
Dr Wolfgang Ketterle
Guest Occupation
Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Researcher, Physicist, Nobel Prize Award in Physics, Professor at MIT, John D. MacArthur Professor, Experimental Molecular Spectoscopy Ph.D., CEE Board of Trustee, Dinstinguished Lecturer, Researcher, Runner, Athlete
Guest Biography

Together with physicists Eric Allin Cornell  and Carl Wieman, Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle won the Nobel Prize in Physics for demonstrating the Bose-Eisenstein Condensate. He is Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dr. Ketterle is from Heidelberg, Germany, and earned his Ph.D in experimental molecular spectroscopy at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics.

In 1990 he joined the group of  Dr. David E. Pritchard at the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE).

Appointed in 1993 to the MIT physics faculty,  Dr. Ketterle became the John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics at MIT in 1998.

Dr. Ketterle serves on the Board of Trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), and participates in the Distinguished Lecture Series of CEE's flagship program for high school students, the Research Science Institute (RSI), which Dr. Ketterle's own son Jonas attended in 2003.

A passionate athlete, Dr. Ketterle is also a runner featured in the December 2009 issue of Runner's World's "I'm a Runner". Dr. Ketterle spoke of taking his running shoes to Stockholm when he received the Nobel Prize and happily running in the early dusk