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Daniel Kleppner

Daniel Kleppner Education

  • 1953 Williams College, Williamstown, MA, B.S
  • 1955 Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, B.A.
  • 1959 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Ph.D.

Employment

  • 1962-1966 Assistant Professor of Physics, Harvard University
  • 1966-1973 Associate Professor of Physics, M.I.T.
  • 1974 onward Professor of Physics, M.I.T.
  • 1976-1979 Head, Division of Atomic, Plasma Condensed Matter Physics,
    Department of Physics, M.I.T.
  • 1985 onward Lester Wolfe Professor of Physics, M.I.T.
  • 1985 - 2003 Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics, M.I.T.
  • 2000 onward Director, National Science Foundation MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms
  • 2003 onward, Lester Wolfe Professor of Physics, Emeritus, M.I.T.

Honors

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences
  • Foreign Associate, Academy of Sciences, France
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Oersted Award, American Association of Physics Teachers
  • James Rhyne Killian, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award of M.I.T.
  • William F. Meggers Award, Optical Society of America, 1990
  • Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, American Physical Society, 1990
  • Davisson-Germer Prize, American Physical Society, 1985
  • Alfred E. Sloan Foundation Fellow 1962-1964
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, 1959-1960
  • Fulbright Fellow, Cambridge University, 1953-1955

Selected recent publications

  • D. Kleppner, "On the Matter of the Meter," Physics Today, March 2001, p. 11.
  • " Bose-Einstein condensation", Thomas J. Greytak and Daniel Kleppner, McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2001, pp. 64-67.
  • T.J.Greytak, D. Kleppner, D.G.Fried, T.C.Killian, L.Willmann, D.Landhuis, S.C.Moss, "Bose-Einstein Condensation in Atomic Hydrogen" (2000).
  • D. Kleppner, "The Yin and Yang of Hydrogen" Physics Today, April 1999, p. 11.
  • D. G. Fried, T. C. Killian, L. Willmann, D. Landhuis, S. C. Moss, D. Kleppner, and T. J. Greytak, "Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen," PRL, 81, 3811, (1998).
  • T. C. Killian, D. G. Fried, L. Willmann, D. Landhuis, S. C. Moss, T. J. Greytak, and D. Kleppner, " Cold Collision Frequency Shift of the 1S-2S Transition in Hydrogen", PRL,81, 3807, (1998)
  • C. L. Cesar, D. G. Fried, T. C. Killian, A. D. Polcyn, J. C. Sandberg, I. A. Yu, T. J. Greytak, and D. Kleppner, "Two-Photon Spectroscopy of Trapped Atomic Hydrogen," PRL, 77, 255 (1996)
  • T. C. Killian, D. G. Fried, C. L. Cesar, A. D. Polycn, T. J. Greytak, D. Kleppner, "Doppler-Free Spectroscopy of Trapped Atomic Hydrogen," Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Atomic Physics (1996)
  • T. J. Greytak, "Prospects for Bose-Einstein Condensation in Magnetically Trapped Atomic Hydrogen" in Bose-Einstein Condensation, ed. by A. Griffin, D. W. Snoke, and S. Stringari, Cambridge University Press, NY (1995)
  • C. L. Cesar, D. G. Fried, T. C. Killian, A. D. Polcyn, J. C. Sandberg, J. M. Doyle, I. A. Yu, T. J. Greytak, and D. Kleppner, "Two-Photon Spectroscopy of Trapped Atomic Hydrogen," Proceedings of the Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology, Woods Hole, MA (1995)

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