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Eric A. Cornell

Eric A. CornellAKA Eric Allin Cornell

Born: 19-Dec-1961
Birthplace: Palo Alto, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Atomic physicist, Nobel laureate

Awarded the 2001 Nobel prize with Carl E. Wieman for synthesizing Bose-Einstein condensates in 1995. Hospitalized with Necrotizing Fasciitis in October 2004, discharged two months later, his left arm and shoulder amputated.

Wife: Celeste Landry

    High School: Lowell High School, Palo Alto, CA
    Professor: Physics, University of Colorado

    Lorentz Medal 1998 (shared)
    Nobel Prize for Physics 2001
    Optical Society of America
    Coma November 2004 (for three weeks)
    Risk Factors: Necrotizing Fasciitis, Amputee

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