Nobel Prize in Physics goes to Humboldtian Pierre Agostini

Agostini shares the award with Anne L’Huillier and Ferenc Krausz, who has been a host and peer reviewer in the Humboldt Network.

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Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L'Huillier
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The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation congratulates Pierre Agostini on winning the Nobel Prize in Physics which he is receiving together with Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier. This makes Agostini the 60th researcher from the Humboldt family to be awarded a Nobel Prize. 

The French scientist is a professor emeritus at Ohio State University in the USA. In 2003, he was selected for a Humboldt Research Award, which he used to conduct attosecond experiments with colleagues at the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) in Berlin. These fundamental experiments helped lead to the findings for which he is now being honoured. 

“We heartily congratulate Pierre Agostini as well as Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier on winning the Nobel Prize in Physics. With their groundbreaking work in the field of electron dynamics, these three have opened the door to the world of electrons. We are particularly proud that, with Pierre Agostini, we now have 60 Nobel Laureates in our network,” said Robert Schlögl, President of the Humboldt Foundation. “Ferenc Krausz is also actively involved with the Humboldt Foundation as a host and peer reviewer. This further underscores the high quality of the Humboldt Network.”

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