Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for October
M T W T F S S
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Anton Zeilinger gets Wolf Prize for Physics

Vienna University physicist Anton Zeilinger has won the "Wolf Prize 2010 for Physics" along with two other scientists, the university announced today (Tues).

The Prize with a stipend of 100,000 Euros will be shared by Zeilinger, French scientist Alain Aspect and US scientist John Clauser.

The Wolf Foundation in Israel said the three had been awarded the prize for their "conceptual and experimental contributions to quantum physics."

It added they had provided "the fundamental building blocks for many modern quantum-information technologies on which intensive research is being done around the world."

The Wolf Prize is considered one of the most prestigious in the world, and a number of its recipients have also won the Nobel Prize in physics.

Israeli President Shimon Peres will award the prize in the Israeli Knesset in May. Ricardo Wolf endowed the prize in 1976.

Zeilinger, who will turn 65 this year, studied physics in Vienna. He has been a professor of physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Vienna Technical University (TU), Munich University, Innsbruck University, Melbourne University and the College de France in Paris.

He has also led research at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US state of New Mexico and at Oxford University’s Merton College.

He has been a professor of experimental physics at Vienna University since 1999 and scientific director of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) since 2004.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
University  prize  Massachusetts  professor  France  College  scientists  experimental  quantum  Physics  Technology  awarded  Anton  Vienna  endowed  Israel  Prize  Zeilinger  Wolf  Paris

Latest News

 

Halloween At The Zoo
Pumpkin pie might be the order of the day for people this Halloween but now zoo animals are also getting in on the act.

Baby Naked Mole Rats Born In Vienna
With their pink hairless bodies and fangs for front teeth, these baby naked mole rats were never going to win any cuteness contests at Schonbrunn Zoo in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Jihad Girls Gunpoint Retraction Of Desire To Go Home
Austrian anti-terrorism police believe that an interview given to a French magazine allegedly with one of the two teenage girls who fled to Syria to join in the jihad was probably carried out at gunpoint.

Get Shorty As Confused Bald Ibis Gets Lost Again
A rare bald Ibis that seems to have a different sense of direction to her fellow birds has once again had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to find a different route to the southern Italian feeding ground.

Alpine Trains Venture Into Space As The Final Frontier
Austria’s national railway line the OeBB has raised eyebrows after offering themed toilets including one that is supposed to "look and smell like outer space".

MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.

Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.

Mega-Station Opens
There was a festival atmosphere as Bundespresident Heinz Fischer opened Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof Friday morning.

Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam
When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam.

Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting
Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox.

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers