14 December 2022

Nobel Prize in Physics 2022 – our congratulations to the winners!

The Nobel Prize ceremony is traditionally held in December every year in Konserthuset in Stockholm. This year, Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger won the Nobel Prize in Physics, for their work on entangled quantum states.

Alain Aspect, John Clauser and Anton Zeilinger each received the Nobel Medal and share SEK 10 million.

The Nobel Prize awards ceremony takes place on 10 December – the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death. At the ceremony, the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economics are awarded to the Nobel Prize laureates.

Aspect, Clauser and Zeilinger have each conducted groundbreaking experiments using entangled quantum states, where two particles behave like a single unit even when they are separated. Their results have cleared the way for new technology based upon quantum information, and their development of experimental tools has laid the foundation for a new era of quantum technology.

Big Science Sweden sends its congratulations to the three prizewinners.

Watch the Nobel Prize award ceremony

Academic celebration focusing on science and literature

The Nobel Prize festivities in Stockholm are arranged by the Nobel Foundation and are primarily an academic celebration focusing on science and literature. In addition to the Nobel Prize laureates and their families, The King and Queen and other members of the Royal Family of Sweden are guests of honour at both the awards ceremony and the banquet, which is held at Stockholm City Hall.

Representatives of the Swedish Government and Parliament also participate. International guests represent the sciences and cultural life, and Swedish guests are people who participate in Nobel Prize-related functions, aid the sciences through donations, or support the Nobel Foundation in some other way.