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Arthur Ashkin
Ashkin in December 2018
BornSeptember 2, 1922(1922-09-02)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedSeptember 21, 2020(2020-09-21) (aged 98)
Rumson, New Jersey, U.S.
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsBell Laboratories
Lucent Technologies
Alma materColumbia University
Cornell University
Known forOptical tweezers
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physics (2018)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Arthur Ashkin (September 2, 1922 – September 21, 2020) was an American scientist of Jewish descent. He worked at Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. He was the second oldest Nobel Laureate in history, behind John B. Goodenough. He was known for his invention of optical tweezers in 1986.[1][2][3] For his works, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018.

Ashkin died on September 21, 2020 at his home in Rumson, New Jersey at the age of 98.[4]

References

  1. "Arthur Ashkin (biography)". American Physical Society, Optical Society, SPIE, and the IEEE Photonics Society. http://www.laserfest.org/lasers/pioneers/ashkin.cfm. Retrieved 2013-08-13.  "LaserFest – the 50th anniversary of the first laser"
  2. McGloin, David; Reid, J.P. (February 1, 2010). "Forty Years of Optical Manipulation". Optics and Photonics News (The Optical Society) 21 (3): 20. doi:10.1364/opn.21.3.000020 . ISSN 1047-6938 . http://www.osa-opn.org/Content/ViewFile.aspx?Id=11465. 
  3. Bjorkholm, John E. (2010). "Talk for the Arthur Ashkin Honorary Symposium: The Man and His Science". OSA. DOI:10.1364/fio.2010.stud1. 
  4. In Memoriam: Arthur Ashkin, 1922-2020