Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony
The FiO 2013/LS XXIX Plenary Session and Awards Ceremony is on Monday, 7 October.
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Plenary Speakers 2013
Kapteyn-Murnane Group, JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Margaret Murnane is Professor of Physics and Fellow of JILA, University of Colorado Boulder. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from University College Cork, Ireland, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She previously held faculty positions at Washington State University and the University of Michigan. She is member of the NAS, a Fellow of OSA, APS and AAAS, and recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the ACS Ahmed Zewail Award and the R.W. Wood Prize.
NIST, Boulder, CO, USA
David Wineland was born in 1944 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin but was raised in Sacramento, California. He received a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley in 1965, and a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 1970. After a postdoctoral position at the University of Washington, he joined the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Boulder, Colorado. He is a NIST Fellow and leader of an experimental group that explores the applications of laser-cooled trapped atomic ions, including the development of high-performance atomic clocks, research on quantum information processing, and tests of fundamental physical laws. David Wineland won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics.