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John Clauser

International Science and Engineering Fair – 1959

About John Clauser

John Clauser is a physicist best known for his innovations in quantum theory and interferometry. In 2022, Clauser was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for his work in quantum entanglement, including a 1972 experiment which proved that widely separated photons could be entangled, and established the foundations of quantum mechanics. Clauser has held several research positions at premier laboratories and universities, including his position as a senior research physicist at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1997, he founded his own physics research and consulting company, John F. Clauser and Associates. Clauser also received the Wolf Prize in Physics in 2010. He is an alumnus of the 1959 ISEF.

Clauser displayed an aptitude for science and engineering at a young age. He competed in the 1959 ISEF with a project that he described as “building the world’s first video games.”

John Francis Clauser headshot, Notable Alumni

John Clauser, Nobel Prize in Physics 2022, Official interview

In his Nobel Prize interview, Clauser describes his early passion for science, discusses his experiments in quantum mechanics, and gives advice to aspiring young scientists.

Notable Alumni John Clauser