Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics receives Harvey Prize

8 Apr 2014Bristol, UK



Professor Paul Corkum, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics has today been presented with the Harvey Prize at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Professor Corkum was awarded the prize, which is presented annually within the categories of science and technology and human health, for his contributions to the development of attosecond science. He was selected for the award by a council of world-renowned scientists and experts through a rigorous selection process. He joins Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Elizabeth Blackburn, David Jonathan Gross and Ada E Yonath, amongst others, in being awarded the prize.

Professor Corkum is Research Chair in Attosecond Photonics, University of Ottawa, and Director, Attosecond Science, Steacie Institute for Molecular Science, National Research Council, Canada. He has been a member of the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Editorial Board since 2003, then Deputy Editor until January 2011, when he took over his current position as Editor-in-Chief of the journal.

The Harvey Prize award win follows the King Faisal International Prize for Science which Professor Corkum won last year for his round-breaking development of attosecond imaging, where he was the first to explain this phenomenon with a conceptually simple model.

During his visit to the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Professor Corkum will give lectures and meet with Israeli scientists, academicians, and leaders at Technion and other universities.