Douglas Dean Osheroff was born on August 01, 1945 in Aberdeen, Washington State, United States of America.

In 1996 Douglas Dean Osheroff got the Nobel prize for his discovery of “Superfluidity in Helium Three: The Discovery Through the Eyes of a Graduate Student”. Together with David M. Lee and Robert C. Richardson, Osheroff had found out that at a temperature of about two-thousandths of a degree above absolute zero (−459.7 °F. −273.15 °C) Helium-3 isotope became superfluid, they lose their usual molecular pattern. They can defy gravity, flow without losing energy to friction. They can also defy gravity by creeping up the walls or flowing up and out of the top of a beaker.

Osheroff has received numerous honours, among them, the Sir Francis Simon Memorial Award, Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize and MacArthur Prize Fellowship Award.

Prof. Douglas Dean Osheroff delivered the B.M. Birla Memorial Lecture “THE NATURE OF DISCOVERY IN PHYSICS” on September 26, 2005.