Erich P. Ippen

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  • 2001-2002
Erich P. Ippen
Wednesday, March 13, 2002
Wong Auditorium, E51
4 pm
Femtosecond Flashes and Their Effect on the Microscopic World

Erich P. Ippen, the Elihu Thomson professor of electrical engineering and a professor of physics, was awarded the James R. Killian, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award for 2001–2002. Professor Ippen has received numerous awards and honors, including the Arthur Schawlow Prize from the American Physical Society, the Quantum Electronics Award from the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Harold E. Edgerton Award from the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, and the R.W. Wood Prize from the Optical Society of America. One of the creators of the field of femtosecond optics, he described in his Killian lecture how ultrafast laser pulses allow researchers to freeze motion on a microscopic level. More at MIT News

Read the 2001 citation by the Killian Award Selection Committee