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Nobel Prize lessons – Electrons in pulses of light

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded for discoveries that gave humanity new tools for exploring the world of electrons inside of atoms and molecules. Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L´Huillier have conducted experiments in which they demonstrate a way of producing pulses of light that last for such a short period of time that they are measured in attoseconds. An attosecond is so short that there as many of them in a second as there are seconds in the entire lifetime of the universe.

This is a ready to use Nobel Prize lesson on the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics. The lesson is designed to take 45 minutes and includes a slideshow with a speaker’s manuscript, a video and a student assignment.

1. Show the slideshow (15 min)

Show the slides, using the speaker’s manuscript.

Slideshow (PDF 3,3 MB)

Speaker’s Manuscript (PDF 170 Kb)

2. Show the interview  (5 min)

3. Student assignment (15 min)

Let the students work with the assignment.

Student assignment (PDF 70 Kb)

4. Conclusion (10 min)

Summarise the work with the assignment and capture any questions from the students.

Press release for the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics

Popular information for the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics

A Swedish version of the lesson is available at nobelprizemuseum.se

More about the Nobel Prize and its founder in the lesson “Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize”

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