Prestigious Zeiss Award to atomic physicist Anne L’Huillier
08 February 2013
Professor Anne L’Huillier has received the Carl Zeiss Research Award, a prestigious prize worth EUR 25 000.
The atomic physicist from Lund University has been recognised for her “pioneering work in the field of high harmonic generation which has laid the foundation for the generation of attosecond impulses and enabled key advances in attosecond physics”.
Her research uses laser pulses to map incredibly rapid processes, such as when two atoms combine into a molecule.
The award is presented once every two years in recognition of experimental and theoretical research in optics. The prize was originally established by the Carl Zeiss Foundation and is now funded by German industry. Previous winners of the award include Nobel laureates Eric A. Cornell and Ahmed Zewail.