June 13, 2016

Bruker Optics donates the Ludwig-Genzel-Prize 2016

Within the scope of the solid state physics conference LEES 2016 (Low Energy Electrodynamics in Solids) at the Biwa lake close to Kyoto (JPN), the Ludwig-Genzel-Prize was awarded to Professor N. Peter Armitage. The Ludwig-Genzel-Prize is awarded biyearly to a young scientist for exceptional contributions to the field of condensed-matter spectroscopy.

This year's laureate Professor N. Peter Armitage (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA) was awarded for his important contributions to the research on correlated electron systems. One of many interesting examples for correlated electron systems are so-called topological insulators: they have the outstanding property only to conduct electrical currents on their surface while their volume acts as insulator.  The chairman of the selection  committeeProfessor Martin Dressel (1. Physikalisches Institut, University of Stuttgart) and Bruker Optics congratulate Professor Armitage and wishes an ongoing successful scientific career in the years ahead.

For further information regarding the already seven times donated Ludwig-Genzel-Prize and previous laureates see: http://www.pi1.uni-stuttgart.de/link/genzelpreis.html