The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Alain Aspect, John F Clauser and Anton Zeilinger

The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to Alain Aspect, John F Clauser and Anton Zeilinger

04/10/2022 Nobel Prize News

The 2022 Nobel Physics prize is awarded to Alain Aspect, John F Clauser and Anton Zeilinger for “for experiments with entangled photons, establishing the violation of Bell inequalities and pioneering quantum information science”.

"Quantum information science is a rapidly developing field. It has broad and potential implications in areas such as secure information transfer, quantum computing and sensing technology. It's origin is traced to quantum mechanics." said the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

According to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the laureates' "groundmaking experiments have demonstrated the potential to investigate and control particles that are in entangled states. What happens to one particle in an entangled pair determines what happens to the other, even if they are really too far apart to affect each other". Their development of experimental tools "has laid the foundation for a new era of quantum technology".

"For a long time, the question was whether the correlation was because the particles in an entangled pair contained hidden variables, instructions that tell them which result they should give in an experiment". The Laureates took John Stewart Bell's mathematical theory and developed it in to practical experiments. Their results show that a "new kind of quantum technology is emerging" says Anders Irbäck, Chair of the Nobel Committee for Physics.

The prize of £10 million Swedish kronor is to be shared equally between the laureates.

Alain Aspect is a Professor at Université Paris-Saclay and École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.

John F. Clauser is Research Physicist, J.F. Clauser & Associates, USA.

Anton Zeilinger is a Professor at University of Vienna

This year, the Nobel Foundation has decided to invite the 2022 Nobel Prize laureates to the Nobel Week in Stockholm in December together with the 2020 and 2021 laureates who missed the festivities due to the pandemic.

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