Latsis Prize 2014 awarded to quantum physicist Tobias Kippenberg

14/Jan/2015

The physicist Tobias Kippenberg has been awarded the National Latsis Prize, which is worth CHF 100,000, at the Rathaus in Berne. The 38-year-old EPFL professor receives the prize in recognition of his innovative research in quantum physics. The SNSF awards the prize annually on behalf of the Latsis Foundation in Geneva.

  • Rathaus in Berne

  • Prof. Tobias J. Kippenberg, laureate.

    Prof. Tobias J. Kippenberg, laureate

  • award ceremony

  • Martin Vetterli, President of the National Research Council.

    Martin Vetterli, President of the National Research Council

  • President of the Bernese Cantonal Government.

    Barbara Egger-Jenzer, President of the Bernese Cantonal Government

  • Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation.

    Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation

  • Prof. Denis Duboule, President of the Latsis Foundation.

    Prof. Denis Duboule, President of the Latsis Foundation

  • Prof. Frédéric Merkt, former laureate 1999.

    Prof. Frédéric Merkt, former laureate 1999

  • Prof. Samuel Leutwyler, Vice-president of the division "Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences" of the SNSF NRC

    Prof. Samuel Leutwyler, Vice-president of the division "Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences" of the SNSF National Research Council

  • Claude Hêche, former Federal Councillor.

    Claude Hêche, former Federal Councillor

  • Pascal Couchepin, former Federal Councillor.

    Pascal Couchepin, former Federal Councillor

The award ceremony held on 14 January 2015 was opened by the president of the SNSF Research Council, Martin Vetterli, in the presence of the president of the Council of States, Claude Hêche, and former Federal Councillor Pascal Couchepin as well as around 100 guests. Among the speakers was state secretary Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, who talked about the internationality of Swiss research and the challenges that lie ahead.

Prof. Samuel Leutwyler, vice president of the Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences division, gave a speech in honour of the laureate. Martin Vetterli then handed the National Latsis Prize to Tobias Kippenberg, who went on to give an insightful presentation about his work.

 


The National Latsis Prize is one of the most prestigious academic awards in Switzerland, honouring outstanding achievements by researchers up to the age of forty who work in Switzerland.

 

 

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