Prize Recipient


Jun Ye

Jun Ye
JILA, NIST/University of Colorado, Boulder

Citation:

"For ground-breaking contributions to precision measurements and the quantum control of atomic and molecular systems, including atomic clocks."

Background:

Jun Ye received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1997. He is currently a JILA fellow, a joint institute of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of NIST, a fellow of the American Physical Society, and a fellow of the Optical Society of America. His research focuses on the frontiers of light-matter interactions and includes precision measurement, quantum physics and ultracold matter, optical frequency metrology, and ultrafast science. He has co-authored over 300 scientific papers and has delivered 500 invited talks. Awards and honors include the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Rabi Award, a U.S. Presidential Distinguished Rank Award, three U.S. Commerce Department gold medals, foreign member in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Frew fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, I.I. Rabi Prize of the American Physical Society, European Frequency and Time Forum Award, Carl Zeiss Research Award, William F. Meggers Award and Adolph Lomb Medal from the Optical Society of America, Arthur S. Flemming Award, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and Samuel Wesley Stratton Award and Jacob Rabinow Award from NIST.  

Dr. Jun Ye discusses with Menlo Systems, the most precise time measurement-techniques of the world, how they could change our communication technologies and our horizons in quantum mechanics. Read more


Selection Committee:

2019 Selection Committee Members: Brad Filippone (Chair), Geoff  Greene, Misha Lukin, Chris Greene, Gretchen Campbell, Pierre Meystre, Peter Zoller