Nobel Prize for Physics
Winners: Arthur Ashkin (USA), Gérard Mourou (France) and Donna Strickland (Canada)
The Nobel Prize for Physics in 2018 was awarded to Professors Arthur Ashkin (USA), Gérard Mourou (France) and Donna Strickland (Canada) "for ground-breaking inventions in the field of laser physics"
(The Nobel Prize announcement).
Professor Gérard Mourou is the initiator and promoter of the European Project ELI-Extreme Light Infrastructure, considered to be a pan-European landmark project, of which ELI-NP is a part. Professor Mourou contributed to the preparation of ELI-NP’s scientific case. He is also an acting member of the ELI-NP International Scientific Advisory Board and an active collaborator of the ELI-NP research team for the preparations of Day 1 experiments. Ground-breaking scientific research, both fundamental and applicative, defines both ELI-NP and an emerging field of modern science – nuclear photonics. Link