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Hans Georg Dehmelt
Born 9 September 1922(1922-09-09)
Görlitz, Germany
Died 7 March 2017(2017-03-07) (aged 94)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Nationality Germany
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Washington
Duke University
Alma mater University of Göttingen
Doctoral students David J. Wineland
Known for Development of the ion trap
Precise measurement of the electron g-factor
Penning trap
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1989)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Hans Georg Dehmelt (9 September 1922 – 7 March 2017) was a German-born American physicist. He was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1989,[1] for co-developing the ion trap technique with Wolfgang Paul. They shared one-half of the prize (the other half of the Prize in that year was awarded to Norman Foster Ramsey). Their technique was used for high precision measurement of the electron g-factor.

Dehmelt died on 7 March 2017 in the Seattle, Washington from natural causes, aged 94.[2]

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