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David Wineland, NIST

NIST physicist and Nobel Prize-winner David Wineland adjusts an ultraviolet laser beam used to manipulate ions in a high-vacuum apparatus containing an "ion trap." These devices have been used to demonstrate the basic operations required for a quantum computer.

Credit: Geoffrey Wheeler/National Institute of Standards and Technology

David Wineland is the American half of the scientific duo celebrating the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics yesterday.

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