Glasgow, Scotland--Three winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics who spoke at the National Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Laser, held this past Tuesday at Glasgow Science Centre, have received honorary degrees from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Steven Chu, joint 1997 Nobel laureate in Physics for his work on cooling and trapping atoms, and who is now U.S. Secretary of State, received an Honorary Doctorate of Science. Strathclyde conferred the same honor on Eric Cornell, of the University of Colorado at Boulder, who jointly won the Nobel Prize in 2001 for his study of condensation and condensate materials, and Roy Glauber of Harvard University, who was joint Nobel Laureate in 2005 for his work in quantum theory.
The National Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Laser highlighted Scotland's role in the expansion of the laser industry.
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