Gerd Leuchs is awarded the Herbert-Walther-Preis award

Posted on Friday, January 5, 2018

The Optical Society and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft announced that the 2018 Herbert Walther Award will be presented to our own Gerd Leuchs, Board Member of the MPC. The award was given to Leuchs ‘for his pioneering and widespread scientific contributions ranging from ultrasmall focii of light to nonlinear optics, squeezed states of light and their application in metrology and quantum information, as well as for a continuing commitment to the physics community, quantum optics and his students and team members.’

Established in 2007, the Walther Award is named in honor of Dr. Herbert Walther for the seminal influence of his groundbreaking innovations in quantum optics and atomic physics, and for his wide-ranging contributions to the international scientific community. 

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