Hans Georg Dehmelt

German physicist (1922-2017)

Hans Georg Dehmelt (born September 9, 1922 – 7 March 2017, in Görlitz, Germany) is a German-born American physicist, who co-developed the ion trap technique with Wolfgang Paul, for which they both received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1989.


  • In closing, I should like to cite a line from William Blake. “To see a world in a grain of sand - - - ” and allude to a possible parallel to see worlds in an electron.
    • concluding his Nobel lecture referring to the richness of the physics of subatomic particles.
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