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Trio wins Nobel Prize in physics

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTIONS: ASSOCIATED PRESSStockholm - 4 October 20221. Pan of Academy members arriving at the press conferenceTEXT: Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser and Anton Zeilinger won for their work on quantum science.2. Wide of screen with photos of laureatesTEXT: Their discovery is being explored for potential real-world applications such as encrypting information.ASSOCIATED PRESSWalnut Creek, California - 4 October 20223. Nobel prize winner John F. Clauser answers front door4. Clauser talking to reporter on phone in his office++PART COVERED++5. SOUNDBITE (English) John F. Clauser, Nobel Prize winner for physics:"I had long ago stopped holding my breath that I might actually win. But of course every scientist wants to win a Nobel Prize. So I don't know what else to say. I'm very happy to get the news."6. Clauser walking in his living roomASSOCIATED PRESSVienna – 4 October 20227. Anton Zeilinger, Nobel Prize Laureate, entering room under applause++PART COVERED++8. SOUNDBITE (German) Anton Zeilinger, Nobel Prize winner for physics:"During the first experiments I was sometimes asked by the press, 'what all of this is supposed to be good for?' And I told them: 'I can tell you with pride - this is good for nothing. I am only doing this out of curiosity because I have been excited by quantum physics from the very moment I first heard about it. Because of the mathematic beauty of this description."'FRENCH NATIONAL ASSEMBLYParis, France - 04 October 20229. SOUNDBITE (French) Yaël Braun-Pivet, President of the National Assembly:"In all of your names and on behalf of the National Assembly, I want to congratulate our compatriot Mr. Alain Aspect, the 2022 Physics Nobel Laureate, for his decisive research in quantum mechanics."TEXT: The National Assembly of France gave a standing ovation for the French scientist, Alain Aspect. 10. Various of members of the National Asssembly applaudingASSOCIATED PRESSPalaiseau, France – 04 October 2022++PART COVERED++11. SOUNDBITE (English) Alain Aspect, Nobel Prize winner for physics"This prize today in my opinion is anticipating what that will be one day of quantum technology." 12. Alain Aspect walking into auditorium 13. Medium of students applauding++PART COVERED++14. SOUNDBITE (English) Alain Aspect, Nobel Prize winner for physics"Well I think it shows that quantum which is fantastic has been here on the agenda for more than one century and there is still a lot of mysteries of stranger things to discover in the quantum. It shows that the quantum is still alive."15. Wide of Alain Aspect at press conference STORYLINE:Three scientists jointly won this year's Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for their work on quantum entanglement, a "totally crazy" field once of philosophical musings that is developing into somewhat promising real-world use, such as secure encryption of information.Frenchman Alain Aspect, American John F. Clauser and Austrian Anton Zeilinger were cited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for discovering the way that unseen particles, such as photons, can be linked, or "entangled," with each other even when they are separated by large distances.It all goes back to a feature of the universe that even baffled Albert Einstein and connects matter and light in a tangled, chaotic way.Bits of information or matter that used to be next to each other even though they are now separated have a connection or relationship — something that can conceivably help encrypt information or even teleport. A Chinese satellite now demonstrates this and potentially lightning fast quantum computers, still at the small and not quite useful stage, also rely on this entanglement. Others are even hoping to use it in superconducting material."It's so weird," Aspect said of entanglement in a telephone call with the Nobel committee. "I am accepting in my mental images something which is totally crazy.""Why this happens I haven't the foggiest," Clauser told The Associated Press during a Zoom interview in which he got the official call from the Swedish Academy several hours after friends and media informed him of his award. "I have no understanding of how it works but entanglement appears to be very real."His fellow winners also said they can't explain the how and why behind this effect. But each did ever more intricate experiments that prove it just is.______The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education. 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