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Who are the Recipients? – The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

Last updated on July 13th, 2020 at 10:11 pm

The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2018 was awarded to three scientists, Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland, for their contributions to the field of laser physics. The Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to scientists who have made significant contributions to the field of physics. The prize includes a medal, diploma, and cash award.

Arthur Ashkin was awarded half of the prize for his development of “optical tweezers,” which use laser beams to manipulate tiny particles such as bacteria and viruses. This invention has had a significant impact on biological research and opened up new avenues for investigation.

Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland shared the other half of the prize for their work on “chirped pulse amplification,” a technique that allows the generation of high-intensity, ultra-short laser pulses. Since the invention of the laser in 1960, laser technology has played a vital role in various fields such as manufacturing, medicine, and communication. Their invention has improved the precision and accuracy of various laser applications.

Arthur Ashkin, who was born in 1922, worked at Bell Labs in New Jersey, where he made his groundbreaking discovery in the 1980s. Gérard Mourou, born in France in 1944, worked with Donna Strickland at the University of Rochester, where they developed their technique in the mid-1980s.

For more detailed information read the attached Press Release and the Advanced Scientific Description herewith.

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Akshat Mishra is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Physics from Lund University in Sweden. He feels the need to explore the depths of the not-so-dark universe while at the same time watch the quanta in action. Electronic Music is what puts him in the thinking zone.

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Akshat Mishra is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Physics from Lund University in Sweden. He feels the need to explore the depths of the not-so-dark universe while at the same time watch the quanta in action. Electronic Music is what puts him in the thinking zone.

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