Anne L’Huillier

NOBEL PRIZE in Physics 2023

April 22, 2024 – Politecnico di Milano, Room Rogers - h 5:30 PM

Nobel Lecture “The route to attosecond pulses”

In 2023 Prof. Anne L’Huillier became the fifth woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in
Physics along with Pierre Agostini and Ferenc Krausz “for experimental methods that
generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”.
In this Nobel Lecture Prof. L’Huillier will chart the trajectory towards the generation of
attosecond pulses. She will elucidate the pivotal role of high-order harmonic generation
in pushing the boundaries of temporal resolution in atomic and molecular physics. This
journey through the frontiers of ultrafast science unveils novel insights into electron
dynamics and paves the way for revolutionary applications in attosecond spectroscopy
and precision metrology