Congratulations to Francesca for the Junior BEC Award

From left to right: Immanuel Bloch, Sandro Stringari, Francesca Ferlaino, Lev Pitaevskii, Thierry Giamarchi, Jürgen Stuhler

Last week Francesca Ferlaino has received the Junior BEC Award 2019 for her “pioneering work on Bose-Einstein condensation of dipolar Erbium atoms and more generally degenerate quantum gases with long-range interactions and for realizing novel quantum phases of matter with such systems”.
The award, honoring outstanding achievements in the field of Bose-Einstein condensation, was presented at the international BEC Conference in Sant Feliu de de Guíxols.

The Prize ceremony took place at the BEC Conference in Sant Feliu de de Guíxols, which is a prestigious biannual conference gathering prominent scientists from all over the world since the first discover of Bose-Einstein condensates. The International Senior & Junior BEC awards have been established in 2011 to honor outstanding research in experimental and theoretical physics of quantum degenerate atomic gases.
This year’s winners of the Senior BEC Award are the physicists Lev Pitaevskii and Sandro Stringari from the University of Trento in Italy. They were honored for the key role they have played, with both their individual works and their collaborative ones, on our understanding of Bose-Einstein condensates and Fermi gases.