Within the scope of the solid state physics conference LEES 2018 (Low Energy Electrodynamics in Solids) in Portonovo close to Ancona (Italy), the Ludwig-Genzel-Prize was awarded to Professor Lara Benfatto. The Ludwig-Genzel-Prize is awarded biyearly to for exceptional contributions to the field of condensed-matter spectroscopy.
This year's laureate Lara Benfatto (Institute of Complex Systems of the National Research Council, Department of Physics, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) was awarded for her important contributions to the research on the equilibrium and non-equilibrium, linear and non-linear optical responses of new quantum materials.
As theorist, she has the ability to do highly sophisticated numerical calculations and, at the same time, work closely with experimentalists and suggest specific measurements to catch the key physics.
The chairman of the selection committee Professor Martin Dressel (1. Physikalisches Institut, University of Stuttgart) and Bruker Optics congratulate Professor Benfatto and wishes an ongoing successful scientific career in the years ahead.
For further information regarding the donated Ludwig-Genzel-Prize and previous laureates see: http://www.pi1.uni-stuttgart.de/link/genzelpreis.html
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