GISE 2018

2019 Vladilen Letokhov Medal - Call for nominations

The European Physical Society
The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division 
The Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Division 
The Institute of Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Sciences

are happy to announce that the first 2019 Vladilen Letokhov Medal, jointly presented by the European Physical Society and the Russian Academy of Sciences, goes to Prof. Ferenc Krausz.


Established in memory of Vladilen Letokhov (1939-2009), former Vice-Director of the Institute of Spectroscopy of the Russian Academy of Sciences and pioneer in several fields of laser physics, the Letokhov Medal aims at recognizing outstanding contributions in laser-matter interaction, in particular spectroscopy of atoms and molecules, laser manipulation of atoms, and strong field processes. The prize consists of a medal, a certificate and a monetary award of 5000 euros. The medal will be presented every odd year at a major conference alternatively sponsored by the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division and the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Division of the EPS. In 2019, it will be awarded at the 13th European Conference on Atoms, Molecules and Photons (ECAMP).

Details of the application procedure and information required are given below.

Nominations are to be received on line by December 15th, 2018.

Rules & Eligibility

The medal will be awarded without restriction of nationality of the recipient. The award shall be preferentially awarded to a single person. However, in exceptional cases, it can be shared by up to three recipients when all of them have contributed equally to the same achievement. Nominations are active for three years. Self-nominations will not be considered.

The nomination package must include

  • A nomination letter of no more than 5000 characters evaluating the qualifications of the nominee(s) and indicating the exceptional achievement(s) of the nominee(s) and his/her pioneering contribution(s), as well as a suggestion for a proposed short citation.
  • For a nomination of a team of more than one person (but at most three), the nomination letter should clearly specify the individual contribution of each nominee to the awarded work.
  • A two-page biographical sketch of the nominee(s).
  • A list of the most important publications of the nominee(s) with the 10 most important articles highlighted.
  • At least two but no more than four letters of support (which should not come from the same institution as the nominator or the nominee).

On line Submission Details

All material must be prepared in English and combined into either a single consolidated PDF file or a ZIP archive. 
Please click the following link to access the submission site:

Deadline for nomination is December 15th, 2018