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For Their Contributions To Quantum Science, Three Physicists Share The Nobel Prize.

For Their Contributions To Quantum Science, Three Physicists Share The Nobel Prize.

Hans Ellegren, Eva Olsson, and Thors Hans Hansson—the secretary general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences—announce the winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics. Three researchers split the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday in appreciation of their contributions to the study of quantum information, which has important applications in the field of cryptography, among others.

Winning “Matter”

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences recognized Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John F. Clauser, and Austrian Anton Zeilinger for their work in figuring out how invisible particles like photons or minute pieces of matter can be connected despite being separated by great distances.

“A little bit of entanglement is like a little bit of pregnancy. In an interview with the media on Tuesday morning, Clauser said, “The effect grows on you.

Everything stems from an aspect of the world that even Albert Einstein found puzzling and connects matter and light in a convoluted, chaotic manner.

Clauser, 79, received his honor for an experiment in 1972 that assisted in resolving a famous quintessential physics argument between Albert Einstein and eminent physicist Niels Bohr. According to Einstein, there is “a spooky action at a distance” that will someday be proven false.

Clauser admitted, “I was betting on Einstein. However, I was mistaken, Einstein was mistaken, and Bohr was correct.

Though even he is unable to explain it, Clauser claimed that research he has done on quantum mechanics proves that information cannot be contained within a closed volume, such as “a small box that sits on your desk.”

Most people would presume that materials dispersed throughout space and time make up nature, according to Clauser. And it doesn’t seem to be the case.

According to David Haviland, chair of the Nobel Committee for Physics, quantum entanglement “has to do with taking these two photons and then measuring one over here and knowing instantaneously something about the other one over here.” Furthermore, if the two photons are entangled, we can create a shared knowledge between two separate observers of these quantum objects. And this makes it possible for us to accomplish things like secret communication that were before impossible.

Quantum information is not a mystical mental exercise because of this, according to Nobel committee member Eva Olsson. It is a “vibrant and expanding field,” she said.

It might have wide-ranging effects on fields including quantum computing, secure information transport, and sensing technology, according to Olsson. The forecasts have rattled the very underpinnings of how we interpret measurements and opened doorways to a new universe.

Even if everything in the world may be entangled, “entanglement often simply kind of washes off.” According to Harvard researcher Subir Sachdev, who has worked on tests examining quantum entangled material made up of up to 200 atoms, it is so chaotic and random that when you look at it, “we don’t perceive anything.” However, he added, sometimes scientists can untangle themselves just enough to make sense and be helpful in anything from superconductors to cryptography.

Zeilinger admitted that he was “still kind of astonished” to learn that he had won the award when speaking over the phone at a news conference after the announcement.

But it’s an excellent shock, remarked 77-year-old Zeilinger of the University of Vienna.

Clauser, Aspect, and Zeilinger have been mentioned for the Nobel Prize for more than ten years. They were awarded the Wolf Prize in 2010, an honor regarded as a possible predecessor to the Nobel.

Although physicists frequently work on issues that at first look seem to have nothing to do with everyday life, such as minuscule particles and the enormous mysteries of space and time, their study lays the groundwork for a wide range of practical applications of science.

But it’s an excellent shock, remarked 77-year-old Zeilinger of the University of Vienna.

Clauser, Aspect, and Zeilinger have been mentioned for the Nobel Prize for more than ten years. They were awarded the Wolf Prize in 2010, an honor regarded as a possible predecessor to the Nobel.

Although physicists frequently work on issues that at first look seem to have nothing to do with everyday life, such as minuscule particles and the enormous mysteries of space and time, their study lays the groundwork for a wide range of practical applications of science.

The situation is “not like in the Star Trek movies (where one is) carrying anything over a distance, certainly not the person,” he stated.

Zeilinger declared the trials to be “totally philosophical without any possible use or application” when he first started his research.

Since then, the fields of quantum computers, quantum networks, and secure quantum encrypted communication have all benefited from the laureates’ work.

Further Announcement

On Wednesday, they continue with chemistry, and on Thursday, literature. The economics prize will be announced on October 10, while the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on Friday.

The cash awards for the prizes total 10 million Swedish kronor, or roughly $900,000. They will be distributed on December 10. The funds originate from a gift made by Alfred Nobel, a Swedish inventor who founded the award and died in 1895.

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