Trio Win Physics Nobel For Quantum Mechanics Work

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Member of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine Anna Wedell explains the research field of the winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Svante Paabo, during a press conference at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 3, 2022. – Swedish paleogeneticist Svante Paabo, who sequenced the genome of the Neanderthal and discovered the previously unknown hominin Denisova, won the Nobel Medicine Prize. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP)
Members of the Nobel Committee for Physics Eva Olsson (2nd R) and Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Hans Ellegren (R) listen to Member of the Nobel Committee for Physics Thors Hans Hansson (3rd R) during the announcement of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics winners, at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 4, 2022. – The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the 2022 NobelPrize in Physics to French experimental physicist Alain Aspect, US theoretical and experimental physicist John Francis Clauser and Austrian quantum physicist Anton Zeilinger, for discoveries in the field of quantum mechanics that have paved the way for quantum computers, networks and secure encrypted communication. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP)

 

 

A trio of physicists on Tuesday won the Nobel Prize for discoveries in the field of quantum mechanics that have paved the way for quantum computers, networks and secure encrypted communication.

Alain Aspect from France, John Clauser of the United States and Austria’s Anton Zeilinger were honoured “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science,” the jury said.

Each scientist “conducted ground-breaking experiments using entangled quantum states, where two particles behave like a single unit even when they are separated,” the committee said, adding that the “results have cleared the way for new technology based upon quantum information.”

The three, to share the award of 10 million Swedish kronor ($901,500), will receive the prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm on December 10, the anniversary of the 1896 death of scientist Alfred Nobel who created the prizes in his last will and testament.

Last year, the academy honoured Syukuro Manabe, of Japan and the United States, and German Klaus Hasselmann for their research on climate models, while Italian Giorgio Parisi also won for his work on the interplay of disorder and fluctuations in physical systems.

The Nobel season continues this week with the announcement of the winners of the Chemistry Prize on Wednesday, followed by the much-anticipated prizes for Literature on Thursday and Peace on Friday.

Among those cited as possible Peace Prize laureates are the International Criminal Court, tasked with investigating war crimes in Ukraine, jailed Russian dissident Alexei Navalny and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

The Economics Prize winds things up on Monday, October 10.