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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:44 AM

Physics Nobel goes to Serge Haroche and David Wineland

Source: BBC

This year's Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to two researchers for their work with light and matter at the most fundamental level.

Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the US will share the prize, worth 8m Swedish krona (750,000; $1.2m).

Their work deals with single photons and ions, the basic units of light and matter.

It could lead to advanced modes of communication and computation.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19879890



Citiation: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2012/ (with less than flattering drawings of the laureates)

And congratulation to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where Wineland works - the kind of place Republicans would want to close down as a waste of public money on science.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:19 AM

1. I thought for sure it would be

Sheldon Cooper. Bazinga!

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:15 AM

2. thanks for the morning laugh.

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Response to LeftofObama (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:51 AM

3. As if.

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