It has been a whirlwind day for David Wineland, who along with Serge Haroche, won the Nobel prize for physics this year.
Two scientists – one French, one American - have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics. Serge Haroche and David Wineland will share the $1.2 million award for their work in quantum physics.
Originally published on Tue October 9, 2012 6:07 am
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the United States for their work on the "fundamental interactions between light particles and matter."
"The Nobel laureates have opened the door to a new era of experimentation with quantum physics by demonstrating the direct observation of individual quantum particles without destroying them," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement.