Arthur Ashkin


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Arthur Ashkin
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018

Born: 2 September 1922, New York, NY, USA

Affiliation at the time of the award: Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, USA

Prize motivation: "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems."

Prize share: 1/2

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