Nobel Prize 2018 In Physics Awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland

Nobel Prize 2018 In Physics Awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland
Nobel Prize 2018 In Physics Awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland

Nobel Prize 2018 In Physics Awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland

Nobel Prize committee presented the Nobel Physics Prize 2018 award to one half to Arthur Ashkin and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland.

They received this prestigious award for their discovery for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.

The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman for the first time in 55 years, and for only the third time in its history.


Donna Strickland became the third female Nobel laureate in physics after Maria Goeppert Mayer in 1963 and Marie Curie in 1903.

Physics Nobel Prize 2018 Winner -  Arthur Ashkin
Physics Nobel Prize 2018 Winner -
Arthur Ashkin

Arthur Ashkin

Born: 2 September 1922, New York, NY, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, USA
Prize motivation: "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems."
Prize share: 1/2

Physics Nobel Prize 2018 Winner -  Gérard Mourou
Physics Nobel Prize 2018 Winner -
Gérard Mourou

Gérard Mourou

Born: 22 June 1944, Albertville, France
Affiliation at the time of the award: École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Prize motivation: "for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses."
Prize share: 1/4

Physics Nobel Prize 2018 Winner -  Donna Strickland
Physics Nobel Prize 2018 Winner -
Donna Strickland

Donna Strickland

Born: 27 May 1959, Guelph, Canada
Affiliation at the time of the award: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Prize motivation: "for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses."
Prize share: 1/4


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