William D. Phillips

William D. Phillips next Albert Einstein Ehrengast!

Nobel Laureate William D. Phillips will visit the University of Zurich as our Albert Einstein Ehrengast from 21st to 23rd of March 2018. As one of the inventors of laser cooling (what is that?), he shared the 1997 Nobel prize in Physics, and continues to develop applications such as Bose-Einstein condensates and single-atom qubits.

Public talk (for a broad audience)

There will be a public talk held by William Phillips on Thursday, 22nd of March 19:00 at lecture hall Y04-G-30 on UZH Campus Irchel. The talk is entitled "Time, Einstein and the coolest stuff in the universe" and is aimed at a broad audience, including both scientists and non-scientists as well as high school students. It will be followed by an apero.

Public Talk (incl. Abstract)

The Zurich Physics Colloquium

William Phillips will give a talk entitled "Manipulating atoms with light: from spectroscopy to atomtronics" at The Zurich Physics Colloquium. The colloquium will take place on Wednesday, 21st of March at 16:15 at HPV G4 on the ETH Honggerberg Campus.

Further information

Events for students

The FPU is organizing various events for students during William Phillips' stay at the University. Among them will be a special seminar, a Röstiplausch, a Fondue dinner and many more.

to the events for students