Anton Zeilinger of Univ. of Vienna and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, John Clauser of J.F. Clauser and Assoc., and Alain Aspect of the Institut d'Optique will share the 2010 Wolf Prize in Physics, the Wolf Foundation has announced.
The prestigious prize was awarded to the three for their contributions to quantum physics including an increasingly sophisticated series of tests of Bell's inequalities or extensions thereof using entangled quantum states, the foundation said.
Zeilinger and Aspect are on the program committee for the Quantum Optics conference at SPIE Photonics Europe, to be held in Brussels 12-15 April.
The awards, each worth $100,000, will be presented at the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on 13 May.
See more information about their research and the prize on the Wolf Foundation website.