For pioneering the field of attophysics, which uses lasers to detect molecular phenomenon taking place in a quintillionth of a second, with potential applications in engineering and medicine



Paul B. Corkum

National Research Council-Canada Research Chair, Attosecond Photonics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, CANADA



Ferenc Krausz

Chair of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich; Director, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany


For creating the first fermionic condensate at ultra-low temperatures, work that might be harnessed in precision measurement, quantum computing and superconductors



Deborah S. Jin

Fellow, JILA, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Adjoint Professor of Physics, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA


For inventing power-generating nano-systems that convert mechanical energy into electricity to power sensors and other tiny devices; applications include clothing that converts physical movement into energy



Zhong Lin Wang

Regent’s Professor, Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA