We congratulate the Laureates of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2023


The University of Vienna extends its heartfelt congratulations to Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz, and Anne L’Huillier on their Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 for their pioneering work on experimental methods using attosecond pulses of light to study electron dynamics in matter. In simpler terms, this work delves into the tiniest fractions of time, enabling us to study the fundamental building blocks of matter in ways previously unimaginable.

Prof. Oliver H. Heckl, University of Vienna, remarks, "The 2023 Nobel Prize, focusing on attosecond precision, is a testament to the remarkable advancements in our understanding of time and frequency. It's particularly heartening to know that a significant portion of this esteemed work was conducted at TU Wien, where Ferenc Krausz embarked on his early academic journey with his PhD and habilitation."

This esteemed recognition brings to mind the 2005 Nobel Prize on frequency combs, emphasizing the intricate duality of time and frequency. As we look to the future, we anticipate that the next frontier in this research field will be achieving absolute control over time and frequency, inching closer to the boundaries set by the Heisenberg limitation.

Current research in Vienna on related topics includes attosecond XUV spectroscopy, high-average power frequency combs and work on x-ray laser pulses.

As the global scientific community celebrates this monumental achievement, the University of Vienna remains committed to fostering an environment that champions research, collaboration, and the relentless pursuit of knowledge.

For those intrigued by the potential of high-power frequency combs and their relevance in modern scientific endeavors, the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Mid-IR Spectroscopy and Semiconductor Optics at the University of Vienna invites you to explore their research efforts. https://cdl-mid-infrared.univie.ac.at

Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L'Huillier (Niklas Elmehed © Nobel Prize Outreach) - The Nobel Prize in Physics 2023. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2023. Wed. 4 Oct 2023. <https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2023/summary/>