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2022 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics - Jun Ye

Jun Ye headshot

NIST/JILA physicist Jun Ye

Credit: R. Jacobson/NIST

Ye has been a physicist at JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado Boulder, for more than 20 years.

The prize selection committee cited him for “outstanding contributions to the invention and development of the optical lattice clock, which enables precision tests of the fundamental laws of nature.”

Ye will receive $1.5 million, half of the $3 million physics prize. Hidetoshi Katori of the University of Tokyo will receive the other half of the prize for his work on atomic clocks.

Created September 9, 2021