13 October 2020

Albert Schliesser awarded fellowship at the Optical Society of America

Appointment:

Optical Society of America awards a number of scientists the honor of a fellowship. The award honors the individual new fellow and the contribution he/she has made to the field of optics and photonics or achievements made to forward the scientific field represented by OSA in a broader sense. Many nominations are surveyed each yearby the committee, which makes Professor Albert Schliesser one of the select few.

Prof. Albert Schliesser
Professor Albert Schliesser is awarded fellowship at the Optical Society of America, and in spite of his young age, he has received already a number of awards, among them the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society and the Early Career Prize in Quantum Electronics and Optics of the European Physical Society.

“I was really happy to be selected as an OSA Fellow. OSA is the biggest and by far most important professional society for everyone working with light, and it is a really international organization active all over the world. Today I’m proud to become a member of the circle of Fellows, where I find many of my colleagues whom I highly esteem. Getting this kind of recognition is of course a big motivation, to carry on with the research on and with light, together with my group.” says Albert Schliesser.

Albert Schliesser was awarded the fellowship on grounds of his “pioneering contributions to the fields of quantum optomechanics and optical frequency combs”, two rather separate fields of optics. His work at the Niels Bohr Institute has focused on experiments in quantum optomechanics, in which he and his group investigated how optical measurements can be used to control the quantum state of motion of objects visible to the bare eye, and how quantum correlations and entanglement can improve optical measurements of motion.

In spite of his young age, Prof Schliesser has received already a number of awards, among them the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society and the Early Career Prize in Quantum Electronics and Optics of the European Physical Society.