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.
Massimo Inguscio received his Ph.D. from Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) in 1976. He has been Professor of Optics and Physics of Matter at the Universities of Napoli and Firenze and, since 2019, at Campus Bio-medico University of Rome. He has been co-founder and director of the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS), President of the Italian metrology institute (INRIM), President of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). His research activity spans from high-precision spectroscopy of atoms and molecules for fundamental tests of physics, to experiments with ultracold quantum gases and mixtures for the development of atom-based and photon-based quantum technologies.