08 October 2014
Albert Schliesser awarded international research prize
Albert Schliesser, a research assistant professor at Quantop at the Niels Bohr Institute has been awarded the research prize ‘Young Scientist Prize in Optics’ by the international physics organisation, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, IUPAP.
“Albert Schliesser is a young researcher who has made outstanding contributions in optical quantum physics and opto-mechanics, which is a complex interaction between mechanical movement and optical radiation. In particular, he has developed a method where you can achieve extremely precise measurements of radio waves using a nanomembrane and laser light. He is really among his generation’s top researchers in the world in the field of quantum optics,” says Eugene Polzik, Professor and head of the research centre Quantop at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.
After studying physics and working at the Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics, Albert Schliesser has focused on cutting-edge research and has worked on new techniques on the border between quantum optics and other disciplines of physics such as nanotechnology.
“It is a great honour to receive this research prize from the organisation, IUPAP, which represents research from around the world. It is a confirmation that what I find interesting is also interesting for other researchers and this is a great motivation for me and my co-workers along the way,” says Albert Schliesser.
The organisation, IUPAP has a long history dating back to the 1920s. The ‘Young Scientist Prize in Optics’ was established in 2009 with the aim of recognising young researchers who have made outstanding contributions to research in applied optics and photonics within eight years of receiving their PhD degree.
This is the first time the prize has been awarded to a researcher in Denmark. Previous recipients have worked in Germany, England, Israel, Finland and the United States.