Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Nobel Prize in Physics for Two Americans and a German

Two Americans and one German won the 2005 prize for their work in quantum physics and the study of optics, the Nobel Committee announced on Tuesday. Their discoveries could help build better lasers, develop 3-D holographic movies, and improve communication and navigation both on earth and in space. The announcement follows the Monday awarding of this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Australian researchers for proving that a bacterium, rather than stress, caused stomach ulcers and gastritis.

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