Ill. Niklas Elmehed. © Nobel Media
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018
Born: 22 June 1944, Albertville, France
Affiliation at the time of the award: École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Prize motivation: "for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses."
Prize share: 1/4
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