Congratulations to Michael Krüger receiving the Otto Hahn Medal by the Max Planck Society

17.06.2015, 15:00

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) nominated successfully Dr. Michael Krüger for one of this year’s Otto Hahn Medals. He graduated with a PhD from University of Munich, working at that time at MPI of Quantum Optics in Garching in the Max Planck Research Group of Peter Hommelhoff. In October of 2013, he moved with the Hommelhoff group to Erlangen, where they are associated members of the MPL.

In his thesis “Attosecond physics in strong-field photoemission from metal nanotips”, Michael Krüger observed pivotal processes of attosecond and strong-field science in solids. He moved to Weizmann Institute for a postdoctoral stint abroad in June 2014.

The Max Planck Society has honoured up to 30 young scientists and researchers each year with the Otto Hahn Medal for outstanding scientific achievements since 1978. The award comes with a monetary sum of 7500 euros as recognition. The prize is intended to motivate especially gifted junior scientists and researchers to pursue a future university or research career. Since 1978, more than 880 scientists and researchers have been awarded the Otto Hahn Medal. The award is presented during the general meeting in the following year.