Hanan Rosenthal Memorial Lectures

The Hanan Rosenthal Memorial Lecture was established in honor of physicist Hanan Rosenthal, a brilliant graduate student at Columbia University and instructor at Yale. This annual lecture in atomic physics, Rosenthal’s field, is given by a distinguished leader in the field. Originally, the lecture series alternated between Columbia and Yale, which were both significant in Hanan Rosenthal’s career; in recent years, the lecture has been held only at Yale University.

Started in 1973

  • 41st: Alain Aspect, Institut d’Optique (February 5, 2018)
  • 40th: Jun Ye, JILA (February 24, 2014)
  • 39th: Markus Arndt, University of Vienna (April 15, 2013)
  • 38th: Margaret Murnane, JILA (April 23, 2012)
  • 37th: Tilman Esslinger, ETH (April 4, 2011)
  • 36th: David Pritchard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (October 27, 2009)
  • 35th: Tilman Pfau, University of Stuttgart (January 26, 2009)
  • 34th: Jean Michel Raimond, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (November 16, 2007)
  • 33rd: Anton Zeilinger, University of Viennna (October 23, 2006)
  • 32nd: Wolfgang Ketterle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (December 9, 2005)
  • 31st: Gerald Gabrielse
  • 30th: Deborah Jin
  • 29th: Mark G. Raizen
  • 28th: Eric Cornell, JILA (November 9, 2001)
  • 27th: Christophe Salomon
  • 26th: Peter Zoller
  • 25th: Eugene Commins
  • 24th: H. Jeffrey Kimble
  • 23rd: Randall G. Hulet
  • 22nd: Philip H. Bucksbaum
  • 21st: at Columbia, no information
  • 20th: Louis A. Bloomfield
  • 19th: V. Chetabaev
  • 18th: William D. Phillips
  • 17th: Paul Liao
  • 16th: Carl Weiman
  • 15th: John Briggs
  • 14th: David Wineland
  • 13th: A. Ravu Rau
  • 12th: Serge Haroche
  • 11th: Peter M. Koch
  • 10th: Thomas F. Gallagher
  • 9th: William H. Wing
  • 8th: Norman Tolk
  • 7th: Norman F. Ramsey
  • 6th: E. Norval Forston
  • 5th: W. Carl Lineberger
  • 4th: Joseph Macek
  • 3rd: Theodore W. Hansch
  • 2nd: Willis E. Lamb, Jr.
  • 1st: Ugo Fano