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Jeff Kimble
Jeff Kimble - Scientist from Floydada Texas
H. Jeff Kimble was born April 23, 1949 in Floydada Texas and graduated from FHS in 1967 where he was a member of the football and basketball teams and the band. He was president of the National Honor Society and graduated as Honor Boy.

Jeff graduated Summa Cum Laude from Abilene Christian University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics. While he was at ACU he was captain of the basketball team and he was selected for the Southland Scholarship Award. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees from University of Rochester, culminating in 1979.

He spent two years as a scientist for the General Motors Research Laboratory until 1979 when he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He moved to the California Institute of Technology in 1989. He is the William L. Valentine Professor and Professor of Physics at Caltech where his research is in quantum optics and is noted for groundbreaking experiments in physics including one of the first demonstrations of teleportation of a quantum state.

A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Kimble holds five patents and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1998.
 
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