Angela Weiss / AP
STOCKHOLM – This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger for their work in quantum information science.
Hans Ellegren, Secretary General, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, announced the winners Tuesday at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.
While physicists often deal with problems that at first glance seem far removed from everyday concerns – tiny particles and the vast mysteries of space and time – their research provides a foundation for the future. foundation for many practical applications of science.
Last year, the prize was awarded to three scientists – Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi – whose work helps to explain and predict the complex forces of nature, thereby expanding their understanding. about climate change.
A week of Nobel Prize announcements begins Monday with Swedish scientist Svante Paabo accepting the prize in medicine on Monday for unlocking the secrets of Neanderthal DNA, providing important insights into the immune system. our.
They continue with chemistry on Wednesdays and literature on Thursdays. The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday and the economic prize on October 10.