Prize Recipient

Claude N. Cohen-Tannoudji
College de France


"For his unique contributions to the understanding of atomic systems in electromagnetic fields and for his expository skills. He has made singular contributions to the theory of dressed atoms, optical pumping and cooling, and resonance florescence, and has experimentally verified some of his predictions. He has skillfully communicated his knowledge through his books on quantum electrodynamics."

Selection Committee:

S. Jackson (chair), M. Turner, M.V. Berry, E.M. Henley, L.C. McDermott