France's Albert Fert, speaks to reporters after learning he won the Nobel Prize in physics with Germany's Peter Gruenberg.

Nobel Physics Prize to a German, Frenchman

This year’s Nobel prize in physics has gone to a Frechman and a German for discovering a totally new physical effect used to read data on hard disks – revolutionary technology making information on the world’s laptops and music players available to the user.

The laureates are Albert Fert of the University of Paris and Peter Grünberg of Germany.

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