Alain Aspect

  • French physicist
  • Born June 15, 1947

Alain Aspect (French: [aspɛ] (listen); born 15 June 1947) is a French physicist noted for his experimental work on quantum entanglement.

The development of quantum mechanics early in the twentieth century obliged physicists to change radically the concepts they used to describe the world.

The main ingredient of the first quantum revolution, wave-particle duality, has led to inventions such as the transistor and the laser that are at the root of the information society.