John Clauser

John Francis Clauser ( born December 1, 1942 in Pasadena, California) is an American experimental physicist who deals with the foundations of quantum mechanics.

Clauser was the son of a professor of aerospace at Caltech and studied at Caltech (Bachelor 1964) and at Columbia University, where he in 1966 made ​​his master's degree in 1969 and his doctorate at Pat Thaddeus on the measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background. After that, he was until 1975 at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and from 1975 to 1986 at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Subsequently, he worked as a research physicist at the University of California, Berkeley. In a basic experiment, he tested with Stuart Freedman Bell's inequality, which they previously generalized to CSCH inequality. In 2010 he received with Alain Aspect and Anton Zeilinger the Wolf Prize in Physics.