Two scientists joining the prestigious Nobel club. Serge Haroche of France and American David Wineland have won the 2012 Prize for Physics. The Swedish Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday. They were chosen for their work in Quantum physics, specifically finding ways to measure and manipulate quantum particles without destroying them.
-This is something that Physics have dreamed long since dawn of quantum mechanics, and today it's a possibility.
Their discovery of ways to manipulate the smallest particles of matter and light could make it possible to build a new more powerful computer. Researchers have long dreamed of building quantum computers able to conduct far more complicated calculations and hold vastly more data than classical computers.