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2023 Nobel Prize: Pioneering Attosecond Physics Unveiled.



  Oct 06, 2023

Let there be light Physics Nobel Prize 2023



Summary

The 2023 Physics Nobel Prize has been awarded to Anne L’Huillier, Pierre Agostini, and Ferenc Krausz for their groundbreaking work in the field of attosecond physics.
According to the laws of quantum mechanics, the properties of electrons in matter change incredibly rapidly, on the order of attoseconds (10^-18 seconds).
To study these ultrafast changes, specialized tools were required, and the laureates played a pivotal role in developing these tools.

Dr. L’Huillier's research led to the discovery that an infrared beam shone on a noble gas could produce intense peaks of light with a pulse duration of a few attoseconds.
Dr. Agostini and his team demonstrated this effect in 2001, while Dr. Krausz's work allowed for the measurement of the kinetic energy of electrons with attosecond precision.
This breakthrough in attosecond physics has far-reaching implications for fields such as biochemistry, diagnostics, superconductivity, and manufacturing techniques.

While the immediate applications of attosecond physics may not be evident, it opens up new possibilities for understanding phenomena that occur at the subatomic level in mere attoseconds, enriching our knowledge of the quantum world.


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