Awards: Garching physicist Krausz honored with Nobel Prize

Garching physicist Krausz honored with Nobel Prize

Ferenc Krausz (l) receives the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics from Sweden’s King Carl XVI. Gustaf in Stockholm. photo

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The Nobel Prizes in science were awarded in the Swedish capital. One of the award winners works in Bavaria. His colleague, who was also distinguished, now belongs to a tiny illustrious circle.

The physicist teaching in Garching Ferenc Krausz accepted his award together with the other Nobel Prize winners in Stockholm. The Swedish King Carl XVI. Gustaf presented the Nobel Prize in Physics to Krausz, Anne L’Huillier and Pierre Agostini.

Krausz, who was born in Hungary, works at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and, with L’Huillier and Agostini, has found a way to generate extremely short light pulses that can even be used to measure the extremely fast movement of electrons. French-born L’Huillier is only the fifth woman to win the Nobel Prize in Physics.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to US researchers Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus and Alexei Ekimov, who were honored for the discovery and development of so-called quantum dots. Quantum dots are used, among other things, in modern QLED televisions.

The Nobel Prize in Medicine was accepted by Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, whose work on mRNA technology made the development of corona vaccines possible, among other things. The US economist Claudia Goldin received the Nobel Prize in Economics for her research on the role of women in the labor market. The Nobel Prize in Literature went to the Norwegian Jon Fosse.


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