Engineering Nobel Laureate Lecture


Apr. 20, 2018, 2pm to 3:30pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location



Nobel Laureate and Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Wolfgang Ketterle, will present "The Coolest Use of Light – How to Make and Study the Coldest Matter in the Universe." He will explain the many important properties and applications of light, and how light exerts forces on particles and objects. 

Ketterle is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics at MIT and conducts experimental research in atomic physics and laser spectroscopy. His research focuses on Bose-Einstein condensation in dilute atomic gases. He was among the first scientists to observe this phenomenon in 1995, and realized the first atom laser in 1997. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001 (together with E.A. Cornell and C.E. Wieman).

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Contact Information

College of Engineering
Ke-Xun Sun

External Sponsor

Nevada National Security Site and American Nuclear Society