Nobel Physics Prize Awarded to Trio for Work in Quantum Technology

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded Tuesday to Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger as joint winners for their work in quantum computing, an emerging field that promises to solve problems too complex for existing supercomputers.

The trio’s work was cited by the Nobel committee as having laid the foundation for a “new era of quantum technology,” enabling the construction of quantum computers and networks, the improvement of measurements and the development of secure quantum-encrypted communication.