Arthur Ashkin

Nobel Lecture

Optical Tweezers and their Application to Biological Systems

Arthur Ashkin’s Nobel Lecture was held by René-Jean Essiambre, Nokia Bell Labs, Holmdel, USA, on 8 December 2018 at the Aula Magna, Stockholm University. He was introduced by
Professor Olga Botner, Chair of the Nobel Committee for Physics.

“I hope you enjoy it!” Dr Arthur Ashkin’s greeting before his Nobel lecture

As Arthur Ashkin was unable to make the journey to Stockholm to deliver his lecture, he sent this short greeting that was played before his colleague René-Jean Essiambre delivered the lecture.

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