OSA Fellows Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

7 May 2018

OSA Fellows Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

Mikhail Lukin and Anne L’Huillier Selected for Elite Honorary Society

WASHINGTON – The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a private organization dedicated to the furtherance of science, recently announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates.  Those elected today bring the total number of active members to 2,382 and the total number of foreign associates to 484. Election to membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a US scientist or engineer.

The Optical Society is proud to announce that OSA Fellow, Mikhail Lukin, Harvard University, USA, was among those selected for the 2018 class. In addition, Anne L’Huillier, Lund University, Sweden, was elected as a Foreign Associate, a nonvoting member of the Academy who has citizenship outside the United States.

About Professor Mikhail Lukin
Mikhail Lukin is a professor of physics at Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, and the scientific co-director of the Harvard Optics Center. His current research focus is on quantum optics and atomic physics, including exploring the emerging interfaces between quantum optics, condensed matter physics and nanoscience. Lukin was elected as part of the 2001 OSA Fellows class, recognized for his for contributions to theoretical developments and realizations of atomic coherence effects in optics, including lasers without inversion, resonant enhancement of refractive index and nonlinear processes and spectroscopy of coherent media. 

About Professor Anne L’Huillier
Anne L’Huillier is a professor of atomic physics at Lund University. She currently leads an attosecond physics group at the university, which studies the movements of electrons in real time, increasing our understanding of chemical reactions at the atomic level. She was part of the Nobel Committee for Physics from 2007 to 2015 and her work has been recognized with several awards and distinctions. L’Huillier was elected as part of 2016 OSA Fellows Class, recognized for her pioneering contributions to strong laser field interaction, the discovery and understanding of high harmonic generation and many seminal contributions to attosecond science.

About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit osa.org.

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