Eric A. Cornell

Born December 19, 1961, Palo Alto, California

B.S., Physics, with honor and with distinction, Stanford University, 1985

Ph.D., Physics, MIT, 1990


Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, Taichung YMCA, Taiwan, 1982

Research Assistant, Stanford University, 1982-1985

Teaching Fellow, Harvard Extension School, 1989

Research Assistant, MIT, 1985-1990

Summer Post-Doctorate, Rowland Institute, Cambridge, 1990

Post-Doctorate, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, 1990-1992

Assistant Professor Adjoint, Physics Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992-1995

Professor Adjoint, Physics Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1995-present

Staff Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, 1992-present

Fellow, JILA, NIST and University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994-present


National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1985-1988

Firestone Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, 1985

Samuel Wesley Stratton Award, NIST, 1995

Newcomb-Cleveland Prize, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995-96

Carl Zeiss Award, Ernst Abbe Fund, 1996

Fritz London Award in Low Temperature Physics, International Union of Pure and

Applied Physics, 1996

Department of Commerce Gold Medal, 1996

Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, 1996

Fellow, The American Physical Society, Elected 1997

I. I. Rabi Prize in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, American Physical Society, 1997

King Faisal International Prize in Science, 1997

Alan T. Waterman Award, National Science Foundation, 1997

Lorentz Medal, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1998

R. W. Wood Prize, Optical Society of America, 1999

Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics, Franklin Institute, 2000

Member, National Academy of Sciences, Elected 2000