Nobel Prize in Physics confers to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland

Highlights:

  • The three physicists Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.
  • American scientists Arthur Ashkin, French engineer Gérard Mourou and English professor Donna Strickland have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in the field of laser physics. 
  • This was announced on 2 October 2018.
  • Ashkin has been awarded the Prize “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems, while Mourou and Strickland have been awarded “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses.