37 members of the Optical Society (OSA) have been awarded a Nobel Prize.
Thirty awards went to physicists. Four Nobel Prizes for Chemistry have been awarded to scien-tists with a dedicated focus on optical technologies, including Stefan Hell, Eric Betzig, and Wil-liam E. Moerner in 2014 for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy. Two other award winners received the Nobel Prize for Medicine.
The OSA lists 53 more Nobel laureates with a clear connection to optics and optical technolo-gies. These included names such as Röntgen, Lorentz, Bragg, Planck, Einstein, and Bohr.
Three laser scientists share the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics. The prize winners in Chemistry and Medicine also used photonic technologies in their research.Learn more