Prof. Wolfgang Schleich is the 2021 recepient of the Herbert Walther Award

Former Sackler Lecturer Prof. Wolfgang Schleich is the recipient of the prestigious 2021 Herbert Walther Award

Prof. Marek Karliner, Prof. Wolfgang Schleich and Prof. Ady Arie (from left to right), Shenkar Physics Building, Tel Aviv University, March 2019.

Sackler Lecturer 2018/2019 Prof. Wolfgang Schleich, Chair-Professor of Theoretical Physics at Ulm University (Germany), is the recipient of the 2021 Herbert Walther Award. Prof. Schleich is recognized “for pioneering contributions to topics including gyroscopes and general relativity, Schleich-Wheeler oscillations, quantum state engineering, quantum optics in phase space, Gauss-sum factorization and wave packet dynamics and the red shift controversy resolution in atom interferometry.” 


“As a trailblazer in quantum optics research, Wolfgang Schleich has greatly contributed to our fundamental understanding of quantum mechanics and a myriad of topics ranging from interference to black holes,” said 2020 OSA President Stephen Fantone. “He has broadened our knowledge and served the optics and photonics community on a scale befitting this distinguished recognition.”


The Herbert Walther Award, administered jointly by The Optical Society (OSA) and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesell­schaft (DPG), recognizes distinguished contributions in quantum optics and atomic physics as well as leadership in the international scientific community. Prof. Schleich, a theoretical physicist with a 40-year career, is most well-known for providing the theoretical support for the Bose-Einstein condensate on a chip sounding rocket experiments.


The Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) offers its warmest congratulations to its past Sackler Lecturer Prof. Schleich on receiving this prestigious award.

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