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Eric Allin Cornell
Cornell in June 2015
Born (1961-12-19) December 19, 1961 (age 59)
Palo Alto, California, USA
NationalityUnited States
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsUniversity of Colorado Boulder
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
JILA
Alma materStanford University
MIT (Ph.D.)
Doctoral advisorDavid E. Pritchard
Known forBose–Einstein condensation
Notable awardsKing Faisal International Prize in Science (1997)
Lorentz Medal (1998)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2001)
Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics (2000)

Eric Allin Cornell (born December 19, 1961) is an American physicist. Together with Carl E. Wieman he synthesized the first Bose–Einstein condensate in 1995. In 2001 Cornell, Wieman, and Wolfgang Ketterle shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work.

Eric Allin Cornell
Born December 19, 1961(age 57)


Palo Alto, California, USA

Residence Boulder, Colorado, USA
Nationality United States
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Stanford University

Known for Bose–Einstein condensation
Awards King Faisal International Prize in Science (1997)

Lorentz Medal (1998) Nobel Prize in Physics(2001) Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics(2000)

Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Colorado Boulder

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) JILA