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Ashkin, Mourou, Strickland win 2018 Nobel Physics Prize for laser research

'The inventions being honoured this year have revolutionised laser physics,' the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said

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2018 Nobel Physics Prize
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Scientists Arthur Ashkin, and won the 2018 for for breakthroughs in the field of lasers, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.

"The inventions being honoured this year have revolutionised laser physics," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on awarding the nine million Swedish crown ($1 million) prize.

"Advanced precision instruments are opening up unexplored areas of research and a multitude of industrial and medical applications," it said in a statement.

First Published: Tue, October 02 2018. 15:45 IST
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