Reinhard Kienberger Receives 2010 ICO Prize
The International Commission for Optics donates this year's ICO prize to Reinhard Kienberger for his "outstanding scientific contributions to Optics and Photonics". Kienberger, a member of the Excellence Cluster Munich Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP) and since September 2009 a professor of experimental physics at the Technische Universität München (TUM), has made pioneering contributions to the field of attosecond physics, having been for many years a close collaborator of Prof. Ferenc Krausz, Director at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching and head of the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics.
With its prestigious ICO Prize, the International Commission for Optics singles out one researcher each year for outstanding contributions to optics made before the age of 40. The award brings with it the Ernst Abbe Medal, which Prof. Kienberger will receive when he presents an honorary lecture at a future meeting of the International Commission for Optics.