Arthur Ashkin (September 2, 1922 – September 21, 2020) was an American scientist and Nobel laureate who worked at Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. Ashkin has been considered by many as the father of optical tweezers, LaserFest – the 50th anniversary of the first laser
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Arthur Ashkin (September 2, 1922 – September 21, 2020) was an American scientist and Nobel laureate who worked at Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. Ashkin has been considered by many as the father of optical tweezers,    for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 at age 96, becoming the oldest Nobel laureate ...
Arthur Ashkin. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018. Born: 2 September 1922, New York, NY, USA. Died: 21 September 2020, Rumson, NJ, USA. Affiliation at the time of the award: Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, USA. Prize motivation: “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”. Prize share: 1/2.
He also made pioneering discoveries about the forces that light exerts. Ashkin — ‘Art’ to most of us— died on 21 September, aged 98. Today, optical tweezers are indispensable to biology.
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Arthur Ashkin, (born September 2, 1922, New York City, New York—died September 21, 2020, Rumson, New Jersey), American physicist who was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics for his invention of optical tweezers, which use laser beams to capture and manipulate very small objects.
Arthur Ashkin, a physicist who was awarded a 2018 Nobel Prize for figuring out how to harness the power of light to trap microscopic objects for closer study, calling his invention optical ...
The father of the optical tweezers, Arthur Ashkin, passed away peacefully at his home in Rumson, NJ, on September 21, 2020, at the age of 98, two years after being awarded the 2018 Physics Nobel Prize.
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 was awarded "for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics" with one half to Arthur Ashkin "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems", the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland "for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses"
Ashkin had used optical tweezers to trap bacteria in a laser beam. The breakthrough was revolutionary for the biological sciences. Now, scientists routinely trap and apply forces on living cells, viruses and biological molecules remotely without inflicting damage.
Arthur Ashkin is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and one of the recipients of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems”. He was born in 1922 in Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A. to Isadore Ashkin and Anna Ashkin, Jewish immigrants from Odessa and Galicia respectively.
Arthur Ashkin. Nobel Laureate and Honorary Member Arthur Ashkin was known for his pioneering work to create optical tweezers. He received a B.A. in physics from Columbia College, U.S. in 1947 and a Ph.D. in nuclear physics from Cornell University, U.S., in 1952.