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Prof. Kastler Wins 1966 Nobel Prize in Physics; Lives in Paris

The Royal Academy of Science announced today that Prof. Alfred Kastler of Paris has been awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize in physics. The award, which carries a cash prize of nearly $60,000, was awarded to Prof. Kastler, for his “discovery and development of optical methods for studying Hertzian resonance in atoms.”

(Inquiries to determine Prof. Kastler’s background and descent were inconclusive at the time this issue of the Bulletin went to press tonight.)