LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) The 2012 Nobel Prize winner for physics is spending a couple of days at the UW-La Crosse.
David Wineland shared the prize with Serge Haroche. According to the Nobel Prize web site, they shared the prize "for ground breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems."
Wineland is on campus as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series in Physics. During his visit, he'll spend a lot of time talking with students.
Wineland is humble about his achievement, saying the prize could have gone to any number of people working in his field.
David Wineland was born in Milwaukee. He's a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado. He's the 14th Nobel Laureate to visit the UW-La Crosse.
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