People and Places: A legacy of nurturing the spirit of discovery in atomic physics

“Nobel Prizes in atomic physics, from Kastler (1966) and Ramsey-Dehmelt-Paul (1989) to this year’s recognition of Haroche and Wineland, demonstrate that the spirit of discovery can be “inherited” from great scientists, through the example of their teaching and their way of approaching physics, and from great institutions, through environments that encourage exploration and nurture creative research at the frontiers of knowledge.”

These talks by the 1997 Nobel Laureates Bill Phillips and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji are part of a (Nobel) pre-prize event including a panel discussion about creative scientific environments with Gunnar Öquist from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Katharine Gebbie from NIST.

The event will be followed by a reception at about 18.00 at the AlbaNova restaurant.

Everyone is welcome.

Gunnar Björk
Mohamed Bourennane
David Haviland
Mats Larsson