Nobel Prize in Physics goes to quantum mechanics physicists

Nobel Prize in Physics goes to quantum mechanics physicists

Alain Aspect, John F Clauser and Anton Zeilinger were honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics.

They were recognized for their experiments in the areas of securing information transfer and quantum computing.

Their experiments focus on entanglement – a phenomenon when 2 particles behave as one and affect each other.

It was significantly described by particle physicist Albert Einstein as “spooky action at a distance.”

Through their experiments,  the 3 physicists showed that quantum entanglement was real, not just theoretical.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences hailed their work, stating that the trio “has laid the foundation for a new era of quantum technology.”

The men will share a prize money of 10 million Swedish krona. (approximately $1 million USD)

Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi won the physics prize last year for their work on climate change modeling.