Published: 1 April 2014, 11:00 | By: Christian Helgert
ACP principal scientist Alexander Szameit has been awarded the Adolph Lomb Medal of the Optical Society of America (OSA) 2014. Adolph Lomb was OSA's treasurer from its founding until his death in 1932. In recognition of his devotion to OSA and the advancement of optics, the Adolph Lomb Medal is annually awarded to a person who has made a noteworthy contribution to optics at an early age. The candidate cannot be older than the age of 35 in the calendar year of presentation.
The OSA honors Szameit's outstanding scientific achievements in the field of simulation of quantum mechanical phenomena using optical model systems. "This award is of course a distinct honor," Szameit stated. "However, it is also a challenge to pursue our work with unaltered intensity and dedication. The research that my colleagues and I follow generates a large response from the international community, and there is still so much to discover," the junior research group leader added.
Alexander Szameit is the first German receiving the Adolph Lomb Medal ever - and now queues up with former price winners such as Benjamin Eggleton or Eli Yablonovich.