Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 Winners List - Announced

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 is announced for Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland "for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics"
2018 Physics Laureates
  1. Arthur Ashkin (Prize share: 1/2)
  2. Gérard Mourou (Prize share: 1/4)
  3. Donna Strickland (Prize share: 1/4)

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018  

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”, the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses” .

Arthur Ashkin

Affiliation at the time of the award: Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, USA

Prize motivation: "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems."


Gérard Mourou

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."

Donna Strickland

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."

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