American Arthur Ashken, French Gerard Mourou and Canadian Donna Strickland were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.
One half was awarded to Askin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems” and the other half to Mourou and Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”.
BREAKING NEWS⁰The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the #NobelPrize in Physics 2018 “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland. pic.twitter.com/PK08SnUslK
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 2, 2018
“The inventions being honored this year have revolutionized laser physics,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on awarding the nine million Swedish crown ($1 million) prize.
“Advanced precision instruments are opening up unexplored areas of research and a multitude of industrial and medical applications,” it said in a statement.
Source: Daily Sabah