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Plenary Talk

<2019 KPS Fall Meeting Plenary Speaker>
 
Prof. Gérard Mourou  [CV]
Professor at Haut-Collége, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France)
A. D. Moore Distinguished University Professor Emeritus

 
Time     17:10–18:10, Wed., October 23, 2019 
Venue   Multi-Purpose Auditorium I, KDJ Convention Center 
Title      Passion for Extreme Light 

Gérard Albert Mourou is a French scientist and pioneer in the field of electrical engineering and lasers. He is the winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with Donna Strickland for their method of generating high-intensity, ultrafast optical pulses based upon so-called chirped pulse amplification. This technique has been widely utilized throughout science, industry, and medicine, where it is the basis of LASIK eye surgery. Dr. Mourou was a founding director of the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science at the University of Michigan, was a director of the Laboratoire d'optique appliquée at the ENSTA, and is currently a professor at École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.
 
Education
1973 Ph.D., University of Paris VI (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)
1967 Undergraduate degree, University of Grenoble (Université de Grenoble)
 
Academic Appointments
2005–Present   Professor, Haut-Collége, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau
1988–Present   A. D. Moore Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan
2005–2009       Director, Laboratoire d'optique appliquée at the ENSTA
1990                 Founding Director, Center for Ultrafast Optical Science, University of Michigan
2005-2010        Associate Professor of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
1988–2005       Professor, University of Michigan
1977–1988       Professor, University of Rochester
1974–1977       Staff, École polytechnique de Paris
1973–1974       Postdoctoral researcher, University of California, San Diego
 
Honors and Awards
2018      Nobel Prize in Physics
2018      Awarded Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, American Physical Society
2016      Frederic Ives Medal / Jarus W. Quinn Prize, Optical Society of America
2009      Charles Hard Townes Award, Optical Society of America  
2005      Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics  
2004      IEEE LEOS Quantum Electronics Award  
1997      Harold E. Edgerton Award, SPIE 
1995      R. W. Wood Prize, Optical Society of America  


Abstract

Passion for Extreme Light

    Extreme-light laser is a universal source providing a vast range of high energy radiations and particles along with the highest field, highest pressure, temperature and acceleration. It offers the possibility to shed light on some of the remaining unanswered questions in fundamental physics like the genesis of cosmic rays with energies in excess of 1020 eV or the loss of information in black-holes. Using wake-field acceleration some of these fundamental questions could be studied in the laboratory. In addition extreme-light makes possible the study of the structure of vacuum and particle production in "empty" space which is one of the field’s ultimate goal, reaching into the fundamental QED and possibly QCD regimes.
    Looking beyond today’s intensity horizon, we will introduce a new concept that could make possible the generation of attosecond-zeptosecond high energy coherent pulse, de facto in x-ray domain, opening at the Schwinger level, the zettawatt, and PeV regime; the next chapter of laser-matter interaction.