Congratulations to Alain Aspect, John Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger for winning the 2010 Wolf Prize in Phyiscs:
The 2010 Wolf Prize in Physics will be shared by Prof. John F. Clauser of the US; Prof. Alain Aspect of France’s École Normale Supérieure de Cachan; and Prof. Anton Zeilinger of the University of Vienna. The jury in this field praised them “for their fundamental conceptual and experimental contributions to the foundations of quantum physics, specifically an increasingly sophisticated series of tests of Bell’s inequalities, or extensions thereof, using entangled quantum states.”
All three have made fine and distinguished careers in the testing of odd quantum effects, and their work has had a deep impact on the way we understand our universe. I’ve never met Clauser, but Aspect is also a nice guy, and Zeilinger has an excellent reputation as well, which is a nice bonus.