Marvin D. Girardeau

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Marvin D. Girardeau (--13 January 2015) was a quantum physicist, and a research professor at the University of Arizona. One of Girardeau's achievements was to predict the existence of the Tonks-Girardeau gas in 1960. A Tonks-Girardeau gas was created in 2004, and its measured properties strikingly confirmed Girardeau's original predictions.

His research interests included the dynamics of ultracold atomic vapour confined in tight de Broglie waveguides; and the behaviour of identical particles including fermions, bosons, and anyons.

Girardeau was a fellow of the American Physical Society, and winner of the 1984 Humboldt Prize.