Ill. Niklas Elmehed. © Nobel Media
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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