William Phillips

Senior Investigator

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William Phillips is a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland. He is also a Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute. Phillips’s research interests include laser cooling and trapping of neutral atoms, atomic-gas Bose-Einstein condensates, and quantum information with single-atom qubits. He received his doctorate in physics from MIT in 1976.