Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland win Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel Prize for physics was awarded Tuesday to three scientists. The prize for chemistry will be awarded Wednesday

The Nobel Prize for physics was awarded Tuesday to three scientists. The prize for chemistry will be awarded Wednesday

Arnault, 72, an influential figure in Sweden's cultural scene for many decades, faced charges of forcing a woman to engage in oral sex and intercourse in a Stockholm apartment on 5 October 2011, and of raping her again on 2 December in the same apartment while she was asleep. Early on in his career at Bell Labs, he didn't get a raise and was anxious he would be fired after his research didn't pan out. While laser eye surgery is the most familiar application of their work, Moloney said, it has also let scientists probe fundamental forces acting within matter at very high temperatures and pressures.

Arnault also has been suspected of violating century-old Nobel rules by leaking the names of award winners - allegedly seven times, starting in 1996.

Strickland's victory not only cemented her own place in Nobel history, but ended a 55-year-long drought for female physicists being recognized by the prize committee.

The technology works at the petawatt level, stretching a laser pulse out temporarily and spectrally prior to amplification in what is now the current state-of-the-art technique used across the world. "We need to celebrate women physicists because we're out there, and hopefully in time it'll start to move forward at a faster rate".

Ashkin's optical tweezers are pretty much what they sound like - extremely small objects that can "grab" particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells with their laser beam fingers. His story was based on reports from VOANews.com, the Associated Press, Reuters and the Nobel Prize website.

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Dr Strickland, along with Arthur Ashkin, from the U.S. and Gérard Mourou, from France, were awarded the prize on Tuesday "for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics".

"This year's prize is about tools made from light".

Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland paved the way towards the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever created by humankind.

Both Mourou and Strickland have connections to the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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Canada's Donna Strickland, of the University of Waterloo, becomes only the third woman to win a Nobel for physics, after Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer in 1963.

However, even now these celebrated inventions allow us to rummage around in the microworld in the best spirit of Alfred Nobel - for the greatest benefit to humankind.

With the Nobel, Donna Strickland became the third female recipient of the prize in physics.

Physics is the second of this year's crop of prizes and comes after the medicine prize was awarded on Monday for discoveries about how to harness and manipulate the immune system to fight cancer. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was announced today in Stockholm, Sweden.

The victor or winners of the Nobel chemistry prize will be announced tomorrow, followed by the peace prize on Thursday.

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