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Nobel Physics Prize winners declared: Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland awarded for Laser Physics work

The three of them are given Nobel Physics Prize for their “groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.”

SNS | New Delhi |

Nobel Physics Prize 2018: Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland have been awarded the Nobel Physics Prize 2018 for “groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics”.

The three will share the 9 million kronor prize.

One half of the prize will be given to Arthur Ashkin from the United States, “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems” while the other half is shared equally among Gerard Mourou of France and Donna Strickland from Canada “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”, according to the official website of the award giving body.

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