18th Kaczmarczik Lecture 4/15 3pm



Dr. David J. Wineland
Winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

Monday, April 15, 2013
3:00 PM 

Main Building Auditorium

David Wineland was born in 1944 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin but was raised in Sacramento, California. He received a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley in 1965, and a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 1970. After a postdoctoral position at the University of Washington, he joined the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Boulder, Colorado. He is a NIST Fellow and leader of an experimental group that explores the applications of laser-cooled trapped atomic ions, including the development of high-performance atomic clocks, research on quantum information processing, and tests of fundamental physical laws. Wineland’s awards include the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics, Department of Commerce Gold Medal, the Society of Optical and Quantum Electronics’ Einstein Medal for Laser Science, the APS’s Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, the International Award on Quantum Communications, the Optical Society of America’s Frederic Ives Award, and the National Medal of Science.


Paul Kaczmarczik began his career as a Professor of Physics at Drexel University in 1953. A key player in building the Physics and Atmospheric Science Department, he made important contributions to teaching at Drexel University during his many years of service. Well-liked by both his colleagues and his students, Professor Kaczmarczik became Professor Emeritus in 1989. The Kaczmarczik Lecture Series was established in 1995 in honor of Professor Kaczmarczik. It brings to Drexel outstanding scientists to present lectures on topics at the cutting edge of Physics research.


12:00-12:30pm Main Building Auditorium

12:30-2:30pm   Department of Physics Open House

Brief presentations on Biophysics, Astrophysics, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter, Nonlinear Dynamics, Particle Physics, etc. An excellent opportunity for high school students to visit our laboratories and meet in person with our internationally recognized researchers.

2:30-3:00pm     Reception

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