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Ferenc Krausz has won the 2022 Wolf Prize in Physics

The Hungarian-born physicist Ferenc Krausz, now living in Germany, has won the 2022 Wolf Prize in Physics for his ground-breaking research in the field of ultrashort pulse lasers and attophysics.

Ferenc Krausz has won the 2022 Wolf Prize in Physics

Ferenc Krausz gave a presentation at our research institute in May 2017

 

The Wolf Prizes in Physics and Chemistry are considered the most prestigious awards after the Nobel Prize. László Palkovics, Minister of the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology has congratulated the physicist in an open letter.

“Your pioneering activity in the world is a cause for respect; I warmheartedly congratulate you on the new recognition, and I am convinced that more will follow. A key element of our efforts aimed at improving our performance in the field of innovation is to attract leading scientists to Hungary with competitive research infrastructure, and to bring home Hungarian talents who have already won acclaim in the international world of science. The technology you invented forms the basis of research conducted in the Centre or Molecular Fingerprinting supported by the Hungarian Government. Building on the resources of the Szeged based Laser Centre, and by further developing your procedure, we may become able to diagnose diseases early, and revolutionize oncology and the fight against cancer,” the letter says.

Ferenc Krausz shares the prize with his colleagues Paul Corkum from the University of Ottawa and Anne L'Huillier from Lund University. Both are also pioneers in the field of attosecond physics. We too send them our congratulations on receiving this award!

 

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