Physics

 

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