Tilman Pfau wins the 2023 Senior BEC Award

September 12, 2023

Stuttgart/San Feliu - We are pleased to announce that Tilman Pfau has been awarded the prestigious 2023 Senior BEC Award. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of Tilman Pfau and his group "for his pioneering experiments on long-range interacting quantum gases of dipolar atoms and Rydberg excitations".

The Senior BEC Award is a distinguished honor given to individuals whose work had a profound impact on the field of quantum degenerate gases. Pfau's groundbreaking research in the realm of quantum gases has significantly advanced the understanding of the fascinating world of ultra-cold matter, with applications ranging from fundamental physics to quantum computing and precision measurement.

The award ceremony took place today, September 12, under the auspices of the biannual “Bose-Einstein Condensation 2023” (BEC) conference (9.-15. September) in Sant Feliu de Guixols in Spain. During the ceremony, Pfau received a cash prize of 2,500 Euro and a certificate recognizing his outstanding contributions to the field. This prestigious award is sponsored by TOPTICA Photonics AG.

From left to right: Jürgen Stuhler (Toptica), Monika Aidelsburger (Junior Prize), Tilman Pfau (Senior Award), Wilhem Zwerger and Alexander Fetter (both Lifetime Award), Päivi Tormä (Chairwoman of the BEC Award Committee). Photo: Grigori Astrakharchik

Bose-Einstein Condensation 2023

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