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Nicolaas Bloembergen

Bloembergen in 1981
Born March 11, 1920(1920-03-11)
Dordrecht, Netherlands
Died September 5, 2017(2017-09-05) (aged 97)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Residence United States
Citizenship Netherlands
United States
Fields Applied physics
Institutions University of Arizona
Alma mater Leiden University
University of Utrecht
Doctoral advisor Edward Purcell
Other academic advisors Cornelis Jacobus Gorter
Doctoral students Peter Pershan
Known for Laser spectroscopy
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1981)
Lorentz Medal (1978)
IEEE Medal of Honor
This person won a Nobel Prize

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

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.


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

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