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Nicolaas Bloembergen

Dutch-born American physicist

Nicolaas "Nico" Bloembergen (March 11, 1920 – September 5, 2017) was a Dutch-American physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981.

Nicolaas Bloembergen
Nicolaas Bloembergen 1981.jpg
Bloembergen in 1981
Born(1920-03-11)March 11, 1920
DiedSeptember 5, 2017(2017-09-05) (aged 97)
ResidenceUnited States
CitizenshipNetherlands
United States
Alma materLeiden University
University of Utrecht
Known forLaser spectroscopy
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics (1981)
Lorentz Medal (1978)
IEEE Medal of Honor
Scientific career
FieldsApplied physics
InstitutionsUniversity of Arizona
Doctoral advisorEdward Purcell
Other academic advisorsCornelis Jacobus Gorter
Doctoral studentsPeter Pershan

He won the award with Arthur Schawlow and Kai Siegbahn. The won the prize for his works in laser spectroscopy.[1]

Bloembergen was born in Dordrecht, Netherlands. He studied at Leiden University and at the University of Utrecht. Bloembergen became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1951.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Nicolaas Bloembergen". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 18 July 2011.

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