The Nobel Prize in Physics 1997
Steven Chu, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, William D. Phillips
Born: 1 April 1933, Constantine, French Algeria (now Algeria)
Affiliation at the time of the award: Collège de France, Paris, France, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Prize motivation: "for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light"
Field: atomic physics