Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Nobel laureate Gérard Mourou

Gerard Mourou speaking at the OSA Fio + LS Conference
October 2--Washington, DC--One of the perks of photographing events is you meet interesting and brilliant people.  Sometimes you just don't understand their particular line of greatness, but you do realize their statue and importance. Gerard Mourou is one of those people.   The Optical Society awarded him a prize in Laser Science on September 17, 2018 at the annual Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science Awards Ceremony and Conference.  (Fio + LS).  The Schawlow Prize in Laser Science is for Mourou's fundamental contributions in ultrafast, ultrahigh-field laser inventions such as chirped pulse amplification, that lead to the new discipline of relativistic optics.  On October 2, the Nobel Committee awarded Mourou along with two others the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for their "groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics".  Throughout the Conference, Mourou was photographed in several situations, his keynote speech, the award ceremony,  a step and repeat and with his wife at the reception. 

Mourou receiving his award from OSA. 
Mourou with OSA President Ian Welmsley and Chair Anne Kelley
Mourou with his wife at the OSA reception.
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All images made with Nikon D850 with 24-120mm Nikkor and 70-200mm Nikkor