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Arthur Ashkin

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Arthur Ashkin
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Ashkin in December 2018
Born (1922-09-02) September 2, 1922 (age 97)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Alma materColumbia University
Cornell University
Known forOptical tweezers
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics (2018)
Scientific career
InstitutionsBell Laboratories
Lucent Technologies

Arthur Ashkin (born September 2, 1922) is an American scientist of Jewish descent. He worked at Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. He is the second oldest Nobel Laureate in history, behind John B. Goodenough. He is known for his invention of optical tweezers in 1986.[1][2][3] For his works, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Arthur Ashkin (biography)". LaserFest. American Physical Society, Optical Society, SPIE, and the IEEE Photonics Society. Retrieved 2013-08-13. "LaserFest – the 50th anniversary of the first laser"
  2. McGloin, David; Reid, J.P. (February 1, 2010). "Forty Years of Optical Manipulation". Optics and Photonics News. The Optical Society. 21 (3): 20. doi:10.1364/opn.21.3.000020. ISSN 1047-6938.
  3. Bjorkholm, John E. (2010). "Talk for the Arthur Ashkin Honorary Symposium: The Man and His Science". OSA. DOI:10.1364/fio.2010.stud1.