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2005-10-04 16:32:38

By Jason Szep CAMBRIDGE, Mass (Reuters) - Roy Glauber's 80-year journey to the Nobel Physics Prize began at age 14 when a childhood curiosity in the moon and stars gave way to a deeper fascination with a world closer to home: Earth. It was as a teenager awed by astronomy and the construction of telescopes that Glauber discovered physics while building a home-made spectroscope -- a device that splits light into colors to examine what things are made of. "I built things. I began by...

2005-10-04 13:50:19

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Two Americans and a German won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for optical research giving extremely accurate measurements that could one day be used in deep space travel or three-dimensional holographic television. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the prize to Roy Glauber, John Hall and Germany's Theodor Haensch for studying light and harnessing lasers to create a "measuring stick" to gauge frequencies with extreme precision....

2005-10-04 08:18:57

By Niklas Pollard STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Two Americans and a German won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for optical research giving extremely accurate measurements that could one day be used in deep space travel or three-dimensional holographic television. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the prize to Roy Glauber and John Hall and Germany's Theodor Haensch for studying light and harnessing lasers to create a "measuring stick" to gauge frequencies with extreme...

2005-10-04 05:30:17

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Americans Roy Glauber and John Hall and Germany's Theodor Haensch won the 2005 Nobel Physics prize for their work in the field of optics, said the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Tuesday. The trio won the prize "for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique," the Academy said, announcing the winners of the 10 million crown ($1.29 million) prize.


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