Claude Cohen-Tannoudji#


Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
Membership Number:1326
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Elected:1993
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE




Present and Previous Positions

  • 1973 - 2004 Professor at the Collège de France, Chair of Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • 1964 - 1973 Professor at the Paris Faculty of Sciences, France
  • 1960 - 1964 Researcher at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research)
  • 1962 Ph.D in Physics


Fields of Scholarship
  • Atomic physics
  • Quantum optics
  • Optical pumping
  • Resonance fluorescence in intense resonant laser beams
  • Radiative forces – laser cooling and trapping
  • Bose-Einstein condensation

Honours and Awards
  • 1991 Research Award of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Berlin, Germany
  • 1992 Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society
  • 1996 Quantum Electronics Prize of the European Physical Society
  • Gold Medal of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
  • 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • 2005 Gold Medal of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain.


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