Ferenc Krausz#

Ferenc Krausz
Membership Number:3296
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 - present Director, Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics
  • 2007 - 2009 Managing Director, MPQ, Garching, Germany
  • 2006 - 2010 Deputy Director, Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics
  • 2006 - present Director, International Max-Planck-Research-School of Advanced Photon Science
  • 2004 - present Full Professor, Chair of Experimental Physics, LMU, Munich, Germany
  • 2003 - present Director, MPQ, Garching, Germany
  • 1999 - 2004 Full Professor, Vienna University of Technology, Dept. EE
  • 1996 - 1998 Assistant Professor, Vienna University of Technology, Dept. EE, Vienna, Austria

Fields of Scholarship
  • Laser physics
  • X-ray physics
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Time-resolved spectroscopy
  • Synthesis of intense
  • Controlled waveforms of laser light
  • Time-resolved observation and control of atomic-scale electron motion on the attosecond-femtosecond time scale
  • Exploration and exploitation of intense-laser-matter interactions
  • Development of laser-driven brilliant X-ray & particle sources

Honours and Awards
  • 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics (together with Pierre Agostini and Anne L’Huillier) "for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter"
  • 2022 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences
  • 2022 Wolf Prize in Physics
  • 2019 Vladilen Letokhov Medal
  • 2016 Member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2011 Call as a member to the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • 2011 Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande (Order of Merit of the Federal Government), Germany
  • 2009 ERC Advanced Investigator Grant, European Union
  • 2007 Call as a member to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • 2007 Call as a member to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria
  • 2006 Quantum Electronics Award, IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society, USA
  • 2006 James Frank Memorial Lecture, Israel Academy of Sciences, Israel
  • 2006 Max von Laue Memorial Lecture, Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin, Germany
  • 2006 Manne Siegbahn Memorial Lecture, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden
  • 2006 Progress Medal of the Royal Photographic Society, United Kingdom
  • 2006 Prize of the City of Vienna for Natural and Technical Sciences, Austria
  • 2006 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Germany
  • 2005 Honorary Professorship at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • 2005 Honorary Doctorate Degree at the Budapest University of Technology, Hungary
  • 2003 Julius Springer Award in Applied Physics, Springer, Germany, USA
  • 2003 Call as a member to the Austrian Academy of Science, Austria
  • 2002 Wittgenstein Award, Federal Ministry of Science and Education, Austria
  • 1998 Carl Zeiss Award, Ernst Abbe Foundation, Germany
  • 1996 START Award, Federal Ministry of Science & Education, Austria
  • 1994 Fritz Kohlrausch Award, Austrian Physical Society, Austria

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