13 May 2013 Gutenberg Research Award

Prof. Maciej Lewenstein

Prof. Maciej Lewenstein recognized for work on quantum physics, quantum optics and quantum information theory. In a ceremony on Monday, 13 May, ICREA Professor at ICFO, Maciej Lewenstein, was awarded the Gutenberg Research Award. Candidates for this prize are selected by the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science at Gutenberg Research College in Mainz Germany. The award is given to a researcher in any area of science whose work has had an impact beyond narrow disciplinary boundaries. This award recognizes Prof. Lewenstein’s work on quantum physics, quantum optics and quantum information theory.

Prof. Lewenstein, the leader of the Quantum Optics Theory group at ICFO, focuses on atom, molecular and optical physics, from atto-second physics to physics of ultracold matter, quantum information, as well as mathematical and statistical physics. He is a Fellow of APS (2004), member of the European Academy of Sciences (2012), recipient of Senior Humboldt Award (2007), ERC Advanced Grant 2008, Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science (2010), and the Hamburg Theory Prize of Hamburg University/J. Hertz Foundation. In addition to the Gutenberg Research Award, this year Prof. Lewenstein has also been awarded the European Physics Society 2013 Prize for Fundamental Aspects of Quantum Electronics and Optics, which will be conveyed at the CLEO conference on 14th of May.

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