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Arthur Ashkin
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Ashkin in December 2018
Born (1922-09-02)September 2, 1922
Died September 21, 2020(2020-09-21) (aged 98)
Alma mater Columbia University
Cornell University
Known for Optical tweezers
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics (2018)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions Bell Laboratories
Lucent Technologies

Arthur Ashkin (September 2, 1922 – September 21, 2020) was an American scientist of Jewish descent. He worked at Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies. He was the second oldest Nobel Laureate in history, behind John B. Goodenough. He was known for his invention of optical tweezers in 1986. For his works, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018.

Ashkin died on September 21, 2020 at his home in Rumson, New Jersey at the age of 98.

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