National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1 cubic foot, including digital BetaCam SP and 1/2” VHS videotapes (4 boxes)
Approximately 5-1/2 hours of video footage documenting an interview with Dr. William Phillips, a physicist and Nobel Laureate (Physics, 1997). Phillips discusses his background, work at the National Institute of Standards (NIST) using laser light to cool gases to the lowest temperature ever achieved, and his memories of winning the Nobel Prize.