Dehmelt, Hans Georg

Dehmelt, Hans Georg

(häns gā`ôrkh dā`məlt), 1922–, American physicist, b. Germany, Ph.D. Univ. of Göttingen, 1950. A professor at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle, Dehmelt worked with Wolfgang PaulPaul, Wolfgang,
1913–93, German physicist, Ph.D. Technical Univ., Berlin, 1939. A professor at the Univ. of Bonn since 1952, Paul worked with Hans Dehmelt to develop an ion trap technique (known as the Paul trap), which made possible the detailed study of subatomic
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 from the Univ. of Bonn to develop an ion trap technique, which made possible the detailed study of subatomic particles. For this invention, Dehmelt and Paul shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics with Norman F. RamseyRamsey, Norman Foster, Jr.,
1915–2011, American physicist, b. Washington, D.C., Ph.D. Columbia, 1940. A member of the faculty at Harvard from 1947 and the Higgins professor of physics from 1966 (emeritus from 1987), Ramsey also held several posts with such government and
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.