The Nobel Prize in Physics 1989

Norman F. Ramsey

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Prize share: 1/2

Hans G. Dehmelt

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Prize share: 1/4

Wolfgang Paul

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Prize share: 1/4

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1989 was divided, one half awarded to Norman F. Ramsey "for the invention of the separated oscillatory fields method and its use in the hydrogen maser and other atomic clocks", the other half jointly to Hans G. Dehmelt and Wolfgang Paul "for the development of the ion trap technique"

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