EPS-Quantum Electronics and Optics Division issues call for 2017 prize nominations

European Physical Society – Quantum Electronics and Optics Division

The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) is soliciting nominations for the biennial Quantum Electronics and Optics Prizes, Fresnel Prizes and Thesis Prizes, which will be presented at the 2017 Edition of the CLEO/Europe-EQEC Conference in Munich, Germany, between Sunday 25 June and Thursday 29 June 2017.

Nominations are to be received on line by March 24th, 2017 at the latest. 

EPS Quantum Electronics & Optics Prizes: Two Quantum Electronics & Optics prizes are awarded for outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics. There is one prize for fundamental aspects and another one for applied aspects. Each Prize winner will receive a medal and 5000 Euro.

Fresnel Prizes 2017: Two EPS-QEOD prizes will be awarded for outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics made by young scientists before the age of 35 (as of December 31st, 2017). There is one prize for fundamental aspects and one prize for applied aspects. The prize winners will each receive a medal and 2000 Euro.

EPS-QEOD Thesis Prizes 2017: Four EPS/QEOD prizes will reward excellence in PhD research and scientific communication in quantum electronics and optics related to a PhD thesis defended in the period June 2015 – June 2017. The prize winners are each to receive a diploma and 1000 Euro.

On line Submission

All material must be prepared in English and combined into either a single consolidated PDF file or a ZIP archive. Please click the links below to access the submission site: http://qeod.epsdivisions.org/QEOD%20Prizes/open-nominations

 

On behalf of the European Physical SocietyQuantum Electronics and Optics Division

 

[Image Credit: EPS-QEOD]

 

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Albert Polman is awarded the 2017 EPS QEOD Prize for Research into the Science of Light

Albert Polman The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of EPS has recently announced that Professor Albert Polman has been elected the winner of the 2017 prize for Research into the Science of Light “for mastering light at the nanoscale and for demonstrating novel applications in nanoscale optical circuits, photovoltaics, and super-resolution imaging”.

Albert is a scientific group leader at the FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Professor of photonic materials for photovoltaics at the University of Amsterdam.

The prize was awarded at the recent 6th International Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials (Nanometa) held in Seefeld, Austria from January 4-7, 2017, where Albert delivered a plenary lecture.

Read more about the prize and Albert’s work.

 

[Image Credit: see Nanometa 2017]