This week quantum physicist Francesca Ferlaino will receive the Antonio Feltrinelli Giovani Prize in physics. This is the first time the prize, valued at 50,000 Euro, will be awarded to young scientists. It recognizes the achievements of Italian scholars under the age of 40 who have achieved results of outstanding originality and international significance.
On 10 November 2017, the Italian National Academy of Sciences “Accademia dei Lincei” will award the Antonio-Feltrinelli Prizes to outstanding figures from the fields of science and the arts during the traditional annual opening of the academic year. It is the most prestigious award of its kind in Italy. For the first time this year four new prizes, each valued at 50,000 Euro, will be awarded to junior scientists in the fields of astronomy, mathematics, medicine and physics. Naples born quantum physicist Francesca Ferlaino will receive the award in recognition of her outstanding achievements in the field of ultracold quantum gases. Ferlaino is Professor at the Institute for Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck and Scientific Director at the Institute of Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The other prizes will go to cancer researcher Carlotta Giorgi, mathematician Alessio Figalli, and astrophysicist Antonino Milone. The International Prize for Literature, valued at 250,000 Euro, will be awarded to well-known Israeli author Abraham B. Yehoshua. (© IQOQI Press release)
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