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Trio's 'Short Pulses of Light' Win Them a Nobel

Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L'Huillier take the prize in physics

(Newser) - The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists who look at electrons in atoms during the tiniest of split seconds, per the AP . Their work has "given humanity new tools for exploring the world of electrons inside atoms and molecules," says the awarding committee, per...

'Groundbreaking' Quantum Science Work Earns a Nobel

Scientists Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser, Anton Zeilinger split 2022's physics prize

(Newser) - This year's Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to Alain Aspect of France, John F. Clauser of the US, and Anton Zeilinger of Austria for their work on quantum information science. Hans Ellegren, secretary general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announced the winners Tuesday at the...

Nobel Winner 'Gobsmacked': 'I'm Just a Climate Scientist!'

Syukuro Manabe of US/Japan shares grand prize in physics with researchers from Germany, Italy

(Newser) - Day two of the Nobels is underway, with a second prize awarded for the week in science. This time around, the Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to scientists from the US/Japan, Germany, and Italy, for their "groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems," per...

Among Nobel Winners: Guy Who Proved Einstein Wrong

Physics honor will be split between 3 scientists for their work on black holes

(Newser) - Three physicists have won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics for black hole discoveries and will split the $1.1 million award. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Tuesday that Briton Roger Penrose will receive half of this year's prize "for the discovery that black hole...

Trio 'Opened Door' to Secret World, Win Nobel in Physics

Congrats to David Thouless, Duncan Haldane, and Michael Kosterlitz for topology work

(Newser) - British-born scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane, and Michael Kosterlitz were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for work that "revealed the secrets of exotic matter," the prize committee said, per the AP . The three "opened the door" to an unknown world where matter...

2 Win Physics Nobel for Subatomic Particle 'Flavors'

Japan's Takaaki Kajita, Canada's Arthur McDonald win, latter is still sleepy

(Newser) - Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada have just become the 200th and 201st Nobel physics laureates for discovering that subatomic particles with almost no mass switch between different "flavors." The omnipresent neutrinos are difficult to study because they hardly ever interact with anything else, reports...

Higgs, Englert Win Nobel Prize for 'God Particle'

Physics prize delayed by an hour

(Newser) - Five decades after they first theorized the existence of the so-called "God particle," physicists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics today, the AP reports. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences praised the scientists' "theoretical discovery of a...

US, French Quantum Physicists Win Nobel

Their work could lead to super-fast computer

(Newser) - Two quantum physicists have won this year's Nobel Prize for Physics for their work measuring quantum particles, which could one day lead to an ultra-fast computer. Before the work of French scientist Serge Haroche and American David Wineland, researchers didn't think it was possible to measure the particles...

3 Americans Win Nobel for Finding Expanding Universe

Americans independently made same discovery

(Newser) - The universe isn't just expanding, it's expanding faster every day. Three American scientists who made that discovery have won the Nobel Prize in Physics today for their efforts, the AP reports. The men were split between two competing research teams during the 1990s, with Saul Perlmutter on one...

Scientists Win Nobel for Atom-Thin Material

'Groundbreaking' work thought to have implications in electronics

(Newser) - Russian-born scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov shared the Nobel Prize in Physics today for "groundbreaking experiments" with a new material expected to play a large role in electronics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited Geim and Novoselov, who are both linked to universities in Britain, for experiments...

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