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The 2016 Willis E. Lamb Award


Maciej Lewenstein (Warsaw 1955) graduated at Warsaw University in 1978. He joined the Centre for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, where he remained for 15 years, becoming a professor in 1993. He finished his PhD in Essen in 1983 and habilitated in 1986 in Warsaw. He has spent several long term visits at Universitaet Essen, at Harvard University with Roy J. Glauber (Nobel 2005), at Commisariat a l'Énergie Atomique in Saclay and at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics at Boulder. He was on faculty of CEA in Saclay (1995-1998), of the Leibniz University Hannover (1998-2005). In 2005 he moved to Catalonia as ICREA Research Professor to lead the quantum optics theory at the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques in Castelldefels. His interests include quantum optics, quantum physics, quantum information, many body theory, attosecond science, and statistical physics. His other passion is jazz and avant-garde music - he is an acclaimed jazz writer and critic, author of “Polish Jazz Recordings and Beyond”. At ICFO Maciej Lewenstein leads a 25 people team working on the mentioned subjects. He published more than 600 papers, reviews, book articles/conference proceedings, and 6 books. His works were cited over 38500 times with H-index 99. He is a recipient of many national and international prizes, including the Polish “Nobel” – the Prize of Fundacja Nauki Polskiej, Hamburg University Theory Prize, Johannes Gutenberg Prize of University of Mainz, EPS Quantum Optics and Electronic Prize, or Willis Lamb Prize. He is a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a member of European Academy of Science and Academia Europea. He is the recipient of 3 ERC Advanced Grants, and Highly Cited Researcher in 7 consecutive years 2014-2020.

Bio provided by Maclej Lewenstein Maclej Lewenstein, 2020.

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