Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.

Prof. Dr. Willis Eugene Lamb Jr.

Nationality
United States 
Institution
Stanford University 
Award
1955 
Discipline
Physics 
Co-recipients
Prof. Dr. Polykarp Kusch 

Biography on the Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born in Los Angeles, USA, in 1913. After studies of chemistry and theoretical physics at Columbia University, New York, he was appointed professor at that university where he worked in the Radiation Laboratory. He then worked at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, between 1951 and 1955, was a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford, England, until 1962, then went to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

In 1974, he was appointed Professor of Physics and Optics at the University of Tucson, Arizona. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1955 together with Polycarp Kusch. Willis Lamb received the prize for theoretical and experimental findings about the fine structure of the spectral lines of the hydrogen atom ("Lamb shift"). His studies offer a basis for refining quantum electrodynamics.

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