Ferenc Krausz in 2008 - Photo: wikipedia

Nobel laureate Krausz wins Public Media’s Person of the Year Award

Hungarian Nobel laureate physicist Ferenc Krausz is this year's recipient of the Public Media's Person of the Year Award given in recognition of the achievements in his professional career and activities having outstanding impact on society, Hungary's Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA) said on Friday.
22. December 2023 17:46

The award was founded by public service media operator Duna Mediaszolgaltato and MTVA in 2020 to draw attention to personalities who “enrich the community of all Hungarians in the world” and in recognition of their outstanding results and intellectual achievements, MTVA said in a statement.

Krausz received together with his French colleagues Pierre Agostini and Anne L’Huillier the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”.

The first recipient of the award was in 2020 biochemist Katalin Kariko, who this year received the Nobel Prize in Medicine, and in 2021 Olympic, World and European champion fencer Aron Szilagyi. Last year, the award went to Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, designer of Hungary’s House of Music.

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