Lists of Nobel Prizes and Laureates

Nobel Lectures in Physics 2001-2005


Edited by G Ekspong (University of Stockholm, Sweden)

Below is a list of the Nobel Laureates in Physics for the period 2001-2005 with a description of the work awarded with the Nobel Prize:

(2001) Eric A Cornell, Wolfgang Ketterle and Carl E Wieman – for the achievement of Bose–Einstein condensation in dilute gases of alkali atoms, and for early fundamental studies of the properties of the condensates;

(2002) Raymond Davis Jr, Masatoshi Koshiba – for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos and Riccardo Giacconi – for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, which have led to the discovery of cosmic X-ray sources;

(2003) Alexei A Abrikosov, Vitaly L Ginzburg and Anthony J Leggett – for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids;

(2004) David J Gross, H David Politzer and Frank Wilczek – for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction;

(2005) Roy J Glauber, John L Hall and Theodor W Hänsch – for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique.

524 pp
Pub. date: June 2008
ISBN 981-279-447-5 (hardcover)
ISBN 981-279-447-5 (pocketbook)

World Scientific Publishing Company 


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