Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier have won the 2023 Nobel Prize physics for “experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”, the award-giving body says.
The prize, announced in Stockholm, Sweden, on Tuesday, follows the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, announced Monday.
The prize in medicine went to mRNA researchers Hungarian-born US citizens Katalin Kariko and Drew Weissman for their groundbreaking technology that paved the way for messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines.
The awards for chemistry, literature and peace are scheduled to be awarded on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Stockholm. The economic award will be presented on October 9.
Nobel prizes were founded through the 1895 will of Swedish inventor and philanthropist Alfred Nobel. The Economics Prize, created in 1968, is the only Nobel that was not included in the will.
Winners are awarded a Nobel Prize diploma and gold medal, as well as a check. The amount on the cheque this year is about $1m.
Each diploma is a unique work of art, created by Swedish and Norwegian artists and calligraphers.
The winners will receive their prizes at an official ceremony in December 10,, the anniversary of Nobel’s death.
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