The Nobel prize for physics has been awarded to a woman for the first time in 55 years

The 2018 Nobel prize for physics has been awarded to three researchers who specialise in using powerful lasers to study the tiniest particles.

This year’s prize is split between three winners. Half goes to Arthur Ashkin from Bell Laboratories in Holmdel US, who invented the ‘optical tweezer’ – a method to trap atoms, particles and viruses in between two beams of light.

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