The Franco-Algerian researcher, who received the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in developing methods to cool and trap atoms using laser radiation visited the installations of the Headquarters of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) in La Laguna and the Teide Observatory accompanied by the Director and researchers at the Institute.
The IAC gave a welcome today, at the installations of its Headquarters in La Laguna, and at the Teide Observatory (Izaña, Tenerife) to the 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Claude Cohen-Taddoudji. His visit took place because of the participation of this eminent scientist in the XI Conference of Physics students, celebrate in the University of La Laguna during15th and 16th March.
As he toured the IAC premises Rafael Rebolo, the Director, gave him information about the various fields of researcj at the Institute, about the astrophysical instruments which are being produced here, and about the science carried out with the telescopes at the observatories in Tenerife and La Palma. Subsequently he signed the book of honour of the IAC.
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