Arthur Ashkin wins 2018 Nobel Physics Prize

 

Congratulations to Arthur Ashkin who has won a Nobel prize for his invention of "laser tweezers", work for which he and his colleague, Joseph Dziedzic, were awarded the Rank Prize for Optelectronics, in 1993. The work on laser tweezers, used for trapping and manipulation of living material such as bacteria, viruses, and cells dated back to the 1960s and culminated in 1986 while Ashkin was working at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey.