Toptica Presents BEC Research Awards
VICTOR, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2011 — Dr. Ian Spielman and professor Gora Shlyapnikov were honored for their contributions to the field of Bose-Einstein Condensation (BEC) by Toptica Photonics AG during the Bose-Einstein Conference in Sant Feliu, Spain, the company announced.
Dr. Jürgen Stuhler of Toptica presented the BEC awards to Dr. Ian Spielman (left) and professor Gora Shlyapnikov (below) at the 2011 BEC conference in Spain. (Images: Toptica Photonics AG)
Dr. Jürgen Stuhler, director of scientific sales at Toptica, presented the Senior Award to Shlyapnikov and the Junior Award to Spielman. The two awards honor “outstanding research in experimental and/or theoretical physics of quantum degenerate atomic gases.”
Shlyapnikov received his award for his contributions to the development of the many-body theory of trapped quantum gases of bosonic and fermionic atoms and molecules. He is the director of research at the Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques and a part-time professor of physics at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Spielman was honored for his work on the first experimental realization of synthetic magnetic fields and spin-orbit couplings in atomic Bose-Einstein condensates. He is a researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology and a fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute.
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