Dr. William Phillips

Dr. William Phillips is the 1997 Nobel Prize winner in Physics for development of methods to cool
and trap atoms with laser light. Phillips earned his doctorate at the National Institute for
Standards and Technology in 1976, where his thesis centered on laser coin atoms trapping
protons. Today, Phillip works for the U.S. government, the National Institute for Standards and
Technology and receives support from the Department of Congress, the Office of Naval

Research, Disruptive Technology Office, NASA, and works in a partnership with the University of
Maryland.

Dr. William Phillips