Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded on October 2 “for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to

Arthur Ashkin, Bell Laboratories, “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems

and the other half jointly to

Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France and
University of Michigan and Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo, Canada, “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses.”

About the author

Alison Verbeck is the Physics Librarian at Washington University. For more information, contact Alison: alison@wustl.edu