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Call for Nominations: Klung Wilhelmy Science Award in Chemistry 2022

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Klung Wilhelmy Science Award in Physics 2021

Prof. Dr. Monika Aidelsburger

Prof. Dr. Monika Aidelsburger
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The Klung Wilhelmy Science Award in Physics honors Prof Dr. Monika Aidelsburger (LMU Munich) for the experimental realization of synthetic gauge fields in optical lattices and their application to quantum simulators of topological phases of matter.

  • Award ceremony: Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • Further information on the ceremony will be published here shortly.
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Monika Aidelsburger studied physics and received her PhD in 2015 with “summa cum laude” on "Artificial gauge fields with ultracold atoms in optical lattices" in the group of Prof. Immanuel Bloch at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (LMU). After a postdoc position at LMU, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching and at Collège de France in Paris in the group of Prof. Jean Dalibard, where she studied out-of-equilibrium phenomena with uniform 2D Bose gases, she returned to LMU as a group leader in 2017. In 2018, she successfully applied for an ERC Starting grant from the European Union and since 2019 is a tenure-track professor for Synthetic Quantum Matter at LMU. The main goal of her ERC project is the simulation of lattice gauge theories coupled to fermionic matter with ultracold Yb atoms.

For her research, she was awarded the Alfried-Krupp-Förderpreis (2021), among others. She is a member of the German Physical Society.

Klung Wilhelmy Science Award

The Klung Wilhelmy Science Award,
1973 to 2001 Otto-Klung-Award,
2001 to 2007 Otto-Klung-Weberbank-Award,
2007 to 2013 Klung-Wilhelmy-Weberbank-Award,
is an annual German science award, alternating annually between the fields of chemistry and physics.

The Klung Wilhelmy Science Award is presented under the patronage of the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek.