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French, US scientists share Nobel Prize in Physics

Stockholm, Oct 9 (IANS) France's Serge Haroche and US researcher David J. Wineland shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, announced Staffan Normark, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm Tuesday.

Haroche and Wineland got the awards "for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems", Xinhua quoted Normark as saying.

They have independently invented and developed methods for measuring and manipulating individual particles while preserving their quantum-mechanical nature, in ways that were previously thought unattainable, according to a statement from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.