Debbie Jin

At the celebration for David Thouless’ Nobel Prize today, a few of us got sad news, which we hadn’t yet heard.

A few weeks ago, the world lost Debbie Jin, one of the most accomplished experimentalists of our time. Shining among those accomplishments was the first Fermi condensate, for which she might have won her own Nobel.

I’ll remember her more, though, for the kind and thoughtful evening she spent with a gaggle of interested graduate students over dinner at Cedars.

It was far too soon; she will be deeply missed for decades to come.

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