John Fredrich Asmus

1990 Laureate, Cultural Heritage
United States, Born 1937

jfasmus@ucsd.edu

From cleaning art to nuclear power stations

March 31, 2014

The enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa, the entombed imperial army of Chin Shehuang and the majestic temple of Isis at Philae may one day play their parts in helping to lift a 10,000-year curse from humanity – the trans-generational plague of nuclear contamination. To Rolex...

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From Star Wars to Fine Art

January 24, 2008

Laser physicist John Asmus won a Rolex Award in 1990 to support his pioneering work to restore one of the world’s cultural treasures. Since then his discoveries have created a new branch of science, inspired hundreds of scientists and helped return numerous masterpieces to their original glory. ...

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