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Congratulations to the Nobel prize in Physics and Chemistry winners 

03 Oct 2023 by Faye Holst

The Institute of Physics (IOP) and IOP Publishing (IOPP) congratulate Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier for winning the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics. The trio has been awarded the Prize for their work on creating extremely short pulses of light that can be harnessed to study processes occurring inside atoms and molecules. 

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three laureates’ experiments produced “pulses of light so short that they are measured in attoseconds”. The winning research can be used to study how electrons, the building blocks of all matter and chemistry, behave. 

President of the IOP, Sir Keith Burnett, says: “Many congratulations to each of the winners who have been instrumental in developing new tools that allow us to probe deeper into the fundamental processes of nature at the attosecond scale – and uncover new insights. Particular congratulations to Anne L’Huillier as the fifth woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. I’m delighted to see colleagues honoured in this way. Fundamental tools like this are the foundations for future applications and physics-powered innovation.” 

IOPP would also like to congratulate Moungi Bawendi, Louis Brus and Alexei Ekimov for winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2023. The three laureates have been rewarded for their discovery and development of quantum dots, nanoparticles that are so small that their size determines their properties.

Miriam Maus, Chief Publishing Officer at IOPP, says: “Congratulations to both the winners of the Nobel prize in Physics and Chemistry. We are immensely proud to have published some of their discoveries that have opened a window on the world of electrons and nanoscale crystals and to have been a part of their journey in sharing this knowledge with the world.”

The three Nobel Prize in Physics scientists have published many research papers with IOP Publishing.  

Take a look at some of the most prominent papers on attosecond light pulses that the winners have published with us and other work related to the subject:

The three Nobel Prize in Chemistry scientists have published the following research papers with IOP Publishing:

130 Nobel laureate and Fields Medal winners have now published their work with us which has been brought together in our Nobel Prize Collection.  

130 Nobel Prize laureates and Field Medal winners have published with IOPP
130 Nobel Prize laureates and Fields Medal winners have published with IOPP

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