French & American Quantum Physicists Win Nobel Prize

Yesterday American physicist David Wineland and French physicist Serge Haroche were notified that they have been honored with the Nobel prize in physics thanks to their decades-long work in the field of quantum optics, specifically with the property of super position, as described by Wineland in an AP interview (link below). The prestigious award recognizes Wineland’s work, that he has been studying for 37 years, in which as he describes is the trapping of atoms and then making them exist in two places at once in the quantum realm.  Very exciting and inspiring science. Video of Wineland being interviewed after finding out he won can be seen here in a Globe and Mail video article. To read about Wineland and Haroche’s work in more detail check out this Buzz Blog article here. | Raymond Matt, CFP, CLU, TEP, CHS

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