Stockholm: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has announced the names of the Nobel Prize winners in physics for the year 2023.
This year’s Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to researchers working on Attosecond Pulses of Light. The recipients of this prestigious award are Pierre Agostini (Ohio University, USA), Ferenc Krausz (Max Planck Institute, Germany), and Anne L’Huillier (Lund University, Sweden). The Nobel laureate scientists will receive a prize amount of 1 million US dollars.
According to reports, Attosecond Physics is a field of physics where scientists observe extremely tiny particles on an incredibly short timescale. An attosecond is one billionth of one billionth of a second.
The scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in 2023 conducted experiments that can generate extremely fast laser pulses, which can be used to probe the world on a minuscule scale. Their research has applications not only in physics but also in various other scientific fields.
Anne L’Huillier, who is part of the winning team, is the fifth woman in history to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Previously, Nobel laureate women in physics include Marie Curie in 1903, Maria Goeppert Mayer in 1963, Donna Strickland in 2018, and Andrea Ghez in 2020.