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The Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 goes to Agostini, Krauss, and L’Huillier

This recognition is due to their “experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter.”

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New Delhi: The announcement that Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L’Huillier have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2023 was made by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on October 3, 2023.

This recognition is due to their “experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter.”

The three awardees have provided humans with cutting-edge instruments for probing the hidden realm of electrons inside atoms and molecules. The Nobel Assembly recognised their work because it showed how to generate ultrashort light pulses, which can be used to monitor the speed with which electrons travel or their energy level changes.

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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences presents the Nobel Prize in Physics annually to an individual or individuals who have made the most significant contributions to human knowledge in the area of physics that year.

In recognition of their seminal contributions to quantum information theory and the demonstration of the violation of Bell inequalities using entangled photons, John F. Clauser, Alain Aspect, and Anton Zeilinger were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2022.

The Nobel Prize in Physics is announced as part of the Nobel season, which also includes the announcement of awards in chemistry, literature, medicine, and economics.

The prize money comes from a bequest made by Alfred Nobel, who died away in 1896.

On the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death (December 10), the laureates are obliged to visit ceremonies to accept their prizes. While all other prizes are handed out in Stockholm, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held in Oslo.

Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman recently won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their pioneering work on mRNA vaccines, which helped fight COVID-19.

Until October 9, it will be announced who will receive the Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, and Economic Sciences.

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