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Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics for Boris Chichkov

Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics for Boris Chichkov

Since 1998, the journals Applied Physics A - Materials Science & Processing and Applied Physics B - Lasers and Optics award the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics to scientists who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of applied physics.

In 2024, the award goes to Boris Chichkov for his  pioneering research in laser physics and laser applications, in particular ultrashort pulse laser processing of metals, which paved the way for a new direction in laser processing of materials. In addition, his work in the field of two photon polymerization has been instrumental for various applications, ranging from medical to photonic.

Boris Chichkov first came to the Institute of Quantum Optics at Leibniz Universität Hannover as a visiting scientist in 1994 and habilitated there in 1997. He currently heads the Nanoengineering working group and is a member of the Clusters of Excellence QuantumFrontiers and PhoenixD.

The award ceremony will take place on 18 October in Berlin.

Further information on the Springer Nature webpage.