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Physics Department

Chico State physics student William Mixter works on a Magneto-Optical Trap (MOT), which was donated by 1997 Noble Laureate William Phillips to the Physics Department in order to develop methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light, in the ultra-cold atomic lab setup. Phillips will be a guest of the Chico State physics department April 8-10.

CSU, Chico Welcomes Nobel Laureate in Physics for Three-Day Visit and Public Presentation

As part of the 2017-18 Distinguished Lecture Series, California State University, Chico’s College of Natural Sciences will host Nobel Laureate Dr. William D. Phillips from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.