The Laser Institute of America of Orlando, Fla., has named Theodor W. Hänsch the winner of the 2000 Arthur L. Schawlow Award for his work in high-resolution laser spectroscopy. Hänsch is the director of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and a professor of physics at the University of Munich, both in Garching, Germany. The awards luncheon, with Hänsch as honored speaker, was planned for Oct. 4 at the 19th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO) in Dearborn, Mich. He also was scheduled to speak at the ICALEO plenary session, along with C.K.N. Patel, inventor of the CO2 laser, and Nobel Prize-winning physicists Charles H. Townes and Nicolaas Bloembergen.