A series of prestigious EPS-QEOD Prizes and Awards distributed in uneven years have been presented in a special Plenary and Awards Ceremony during CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2021 on Tuesday morning, June 22nd, 2021 from 09:00 to 10:30, CEST time zone.
Traditionally, this Award is presented in even years during the Europhoton conference but things have been delayed by the pandemic. Thus the Award will be announced during the Plenary and Awards Ceremony of CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2021. The Award of the Prize itself in person is scheduled to take place at Europhoton 2022, where the 2020 and 2022 winners of the Award will each be invited to give a Prize Lecture. The Europhoton 2022 meeting is scheduled to take place in Hannover, Germany, Sunday 28 August – Friday 2nd September 2022.
2020-Research in Laser Science and Applications Prize
Prof. Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark has been elected the winner of the
2020 EPS-QEOD Prize for Research in Laser Science and Applications for
his “seminal contributions to surface-plasmon polaritons and the
developments of plasmonic metasurfaces”.
2021-EPS-QEOD Quantum Electronics and Optics Prize
Prof. Miles Padgett, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, for pioneering and wide ranging research on the fundamentals and applications of optical angular momentum.
The 2021 Fresnel Prize for applied aspects is awarded to Dr. Margherita Maiuri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, for outstanding achievements in ultrafast optical spectroscopy, unveiling primary light-induced processes in bio-molecules and nanostructures with sub-10-fs pulses.
Dr. Margherita Maiuri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, for outstanding achievements in ultrafast optical spectroscopy, unveiling primary light-induced processes in bio-molecules and nanostructures with sub-10-fs pulses.
Prof. Michael Zuerch, University of California Berkeley, USA for outstanding contributions to the field of ultrafast condensed-matter science and for the application of linear and nonlinear X-ray spectroscopies to the investigation of quantum phenomena.
Dr. Maxim Karpov, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM), Neuchâtel, Switzerland for his work on exploring the dynamics of dissipative Kerr solitons in optical microresonators and demonstration of their performance in real-world applications.
Dr. Felipe Ignacio Pedreros Bustos, LAM – Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, France, for his key contributions to improving sodium laser guidestars via modeling and laboratory and on-sky experimental validation and for demonstrating and documenting remote mesospheric magnetometry.
Dr. Paulo André Dias Gonçalves, ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain for
fundamental contributions to nanoscale electrodynamics and light–matter
interactions with the incorporation of quantum mechanical effects in
metal nanostructures and two-dimensional nanophotonics.
Dr. Renwen Yu, Stanford University, CA, USA for fundamental studies of light-matter interactions in nanosystems based on graphene, along with the exploration of applications in photodetection, light modulation, and optical sensing.
The 2021 EPS QEOD/AMOPD Vladilen Letokhov Medal is awarded to
Prof. Massimo Inguscio, Campus Bio-medico University of Rome, Italy for world class experiments in AMO physics, from spectroscopy of metastable Helium to pioneering work with degenerate bosonic or fermionic quantum gases, and for many services to the international AMO community.