Status: 10.12.2023, 18:27 PM
By: Felix Herz
The physicist Ferenc Krausz, who teaches in Garching near Munich, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Stockholm. A great honour for the scientist.
Garching / Stockholm – On Sunday, 10 December, Ferenc Krausz, physics lecturer in Garching, accepted his award together with the other laureates of the Nobel Prizes in Stockholm. It was Carl XVI Gustaf, the King of Sweden, who presented Krausz, Anne L'Huillier and Pierre Agostini with the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Krausz awarded Nobel Prize – he teaches in Garching
Krausz, born in Hungary, works at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics. Together with L'Huillier and Agostini, he was able to develop a method to create extremely short light pulses. These make it possible to detect even the lightning-fast movements of electrons. L'Huillier, a native of France, is only the fifth woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics.
Physicist Ferenc Krausz receives the Nobel Prize for the generation of extremely short light pulses. A discovery that makes it possible to measure speeding electrons. © picture alliance/dpa/TT News Agency/AP | Claudio Bresciani
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Nobel Prizes in Medicine and Chemistry also awarded – mRNA technology honoured
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to United States-based scientists Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus, and Alexei Ekimov. They received their award for the discovery and further development of so-called quantum dots. These are used, among other things, in modern QLED televisions.
Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman accepted the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Her research on mRNA technology has enabled the development of coronavirus vaccines, among other things. Claudia Goldin, an American economist, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. She was recognized for her research on the position of women in the labor market. The Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to the Norwegian Jon Fosse.
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