The Nobel Prize in Physics 1997
Steven Chu, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, William D. Phillips
William D. Phillips
Born: 5 November 1948, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Prize motivation: "for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light"
Field: atomic physics