Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John F Clauser and Austrian Anton Zeilinger were cited for discovering the way that particles known as photons can be linked, or “entangled,” with each other even when they are separated by large distances.
(From left) Alain Aspect, John F Clauser and Anton Zeilinger. Image via Twitter
The Nobel Prize for Physics 2022 is jointly won by three scientists, Alain Aspect, John F Clauser and Anton Zeilinger, for their work on quantum mechanics. The award was announced by Hans Ellegren, Secretary General, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, on Tuesday at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John F Clauser and Austrian Anton Zeilinger were cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for discovering the way that particles known as photons can be linked, or “entangled,” with each other even when they are separated by large distances.
The three conducted a series of experiments on something called entangled quantum states, where two separate particles behave like a single unit. Their results will have implications in the fields of quantum computers, quantum networks and secure quantum encrypted communication.
Last year, the prize was awarded to three scientists Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi whose work has helped to explain and predict complex forces of nature, thereby expanding our understanding of climate change.
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The awards for chemistry will be announced on Wednesday and literature on Thursday. The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday and the economics award on October 10. The prizes carry a cash award of 10 million Swedish kronor (nearly $9,00,000) and will be handed out on December 10. The money comes from a bequest left by the prize's creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1895.
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