(BBC) - This year's Nobel prize in physics has been awarded to two researchers for their work with light and matter at the most fundamental level.
Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the US will share the prize, worth 8m Swedish krona (£750,000; $1.2m).
Their "quantum optics" work deals with single photons and ions, the basic units of light and matter.
It could lead to advanced modes of communication and computation.
The Nobel citation said the award was for "ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems".
Light and matter, when the minuscule scales of single particles are reached, behave in surprising ways in a part of physics known as quantum mechanics... Source/Origin >> Read More