Eric Cornell

  • From:

    University of Colorado, Boulder | Boulder, Colorado

  • Year:

    2000

  • Subject:

    Physics

  • Award:

    Benjamin Franklin Medal

  • Citation:

    With Carl Wieman and Wolfgang Ketterle, for their epoch-making experimental confirmation of the 1925 prediction by Satyendra Bose and Albert Einstein, who claimed on theoretical grounds that a dilute gas can condense into a large quantum-mechanical system and display properties that are usually found only on an atomic or molecular scale.

Eric Cornell was born in 1961, and received his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cornell shares this award with Carl Wieman, also of the University of Colorado, and Wolfgang Ketterle of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Information as of 2001