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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 : Tools made of light

2018-10-02

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 with one half to Arthur Ashkin, Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, USA and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA and Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo, Canada.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

“for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”

with one half to Arthur Ashkin, Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, USA

“for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”

and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA and Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo, Canada

“for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”.

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