Prize Recipient

LamoreauxSteven Keith Lamoreaux
Los Alamos National Laboratory


"For extensive contributions to precision measurements science, especially searches for a permanent electric dipole moment of the neutron and atoms, measurements of atomic parity violation, and tests of spatial symmetries and quantum mechanics, including observation of the vacuum Casimir Effect."


Dr. Lamoreaux received his BS in physics from the University of Washington in 1981 and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Washington in 1986. He remained at the University of Washington from 1986 through 1996 as a Research Associate Professor. In December of 1996 he moved to Los Alamos National Laboratory where he currently is a staff member.

Dr. Lamoreaux has many areas of interest including precision atomic and neutron experimental techniques; the theory of neutron matter interactions; lasers and optoelectronics, and radiofrequency spectroscopy. His current work includes classical and quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and tests of fundamental interactions using ultracold neutrons. He is the co-author of two books, "Ultracold Neutrons", and "CP Violations without Strangeness: The Electric Dipole Moments of Particles, Atoms and Molecules."

Dr. Lamoreaux is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and received the Henderson Prize for an outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation.

Selection Committee:

Louis W Anderson (Chair), Kay Kinoshita, Marvin E. Cage, Linda Young (Vice Chair), Eric G. Adelberger