Theodor W. Hänsch
Born: 30 October 1941, Heidelberg, Germany
Affiliation at the time of the award: Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany, Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität, Munich, Germany
Prize motivation: "for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique"
Field: atomic physics
Prize share: 1/4