Congratulations! Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Anton Zeilinger


This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to the Austrian quantum physicist Anton Zeilinger, Emeritus Professor at the University of Vienna.

The news was announced by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, 4 October 2022, in Stockholm. The Nobel Prize was jointly awarded to Zeilinger, the French physicist Alain Aspect and US physicist John F. Clauser for their experiments with entangled photons.

This year, as in the previous year, the award is endowed with ten million Swedish kronors (around 920,000 euros). The laureates have received the Prize for their groundbreaking work in quantum information, for their experiments with entangled photons and for proving the violations of the Bell inequalities. The three physicists brought "from theory to practice" the quantum state that Albert Einstein once described as 'spooky action at a distance' and in which two entangled particles behave like a single unit as by magic and share their physical properties, the Nobel Committee announced.

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