Nobel Prize in Physics 2012

UPDATE: Serge Haroche, Collège de France and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France and David J. Wineland, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA “for ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems”.

The Physics Nobel Prize was just announced this morning, Tuesday 9th October (at about 10:45 UK time). The announcement will be made by Staffan Normark, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Is it too soon for Peter Higgs et al, re this year’s results from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN? Of course, the Nobel committee will have had nominations much earlier in the year than results emerged from LHC, but one never knows…they could easily accommodate it if they wanted to. Not sure whether Higgs would be the first Geordie Nobel Laureate…fairly sure that Marie Curie and Erwin Schrodinger were not.

Press release here.