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NOVA-AN to host 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics winner David Wineland, Jan. 29


The Astronomy Club at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus will host Dr. David Wineland, 2012 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics.


Thursday, Jan. 29, 4:30 p.m.


NOVA’s Annandale Campus, CN 117, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Va. 22003

David J. Wineland, 70, of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is also a lecturer in the Department of Physics at University of Colorado, Boulder. He, along with French researcher Serge Haroche, won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2012 for their development of experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems. The team developed a new method for measuring and controlling individual photons, paving the way for advanced, super-fast computing and more precise instruments. Wineland has been a lecturer in the Department of Physics since 2000. He received his Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley; and his Ph.D. from Harvard. He is married to Sedna Quimby-Wineland, and they have two sons.

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