2019 Prizes of the EPS-QEOD (Quantum Electronics and Optics Division)
A series of prestigious EPS-QEOD Prizes and Awards distributed in uneven years will be presented in a special Plenary and Awards Ceremony during CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2019 to take place on Tuesday morning, June 25th, 2019 from 10:30 to 12:30, Room 1.

All nominations are to be received on line by March 25th, 2019 at the latest. All material must be prepared in English and combined into either a single consolidated PDF file or a ZIP archive.

The EPS-QEOD Quantum Electronics and Optics Prizes:

Among its most prestigious prizes, the Quantum Electronics and Optics division (QEOD) of the European Physical Society (EPS) distributes the Quantum Electronics and Optics Prizes. These are the two senior EPS/QEOD prizes (one for fundamental, one for applied aspects) awarded for outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics. These Prizes, awarded in uneven years, recognize the highest level of achievements in fundamental and applied research in optical physics.

The nominator(s) need(s) to provide a CV of the nominee, a brief description of the nominee’s achievements, a list of key publications, patents, etc., and least two additional letters of endorsement of the nomination, all prepared in pdf-format, as a single pdf, or zip file. A proposed citation (200 characters including spaces) is required.

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The EPS-QEOD Fresnel Prizes:

Two EPS/QEOD Fresnel Prizes will be awarded for outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics made by young scientists before the age of 35 (as of December 31st, 2019). There is one prize for fundamental aspects and one prize for applied aspects.

The nominator(s) need(s) to provide a CV of the nominee, a brief description of the nominee’s achievements, a list of key publications, patents, etc., and least two additional letters of endorsement of the nomination, all prepared in pdf-format, as a single pdf, or zip file. A proposed citation (200 characters including spaces) is required.

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The EPS-QEOD Thesis Prizes:

Since 2007 up to four EPS/QEOD Thesis Prizes are awarded to reward excellence in PhD research and scientific communication in the area of quantum electronics and optics related to a PhD thesis work defended in the period June 2017 – June 2019 (in the two years prior to the conference). These Prizes are awarded for fundamental and applied aspects. The prize winners are each to receive a diploma and 1000 euros.

Two short research summaries prepared by the candidate will form the central part of the award criteria. Nomination must be made by one of the thesis external examiners or by a senior researcher from an external institution familiar with the student’s work (not a supervisor or co-supervisor). The recommendation letter(s) and the summary by the nominee should clearly identify the original contributions of the candidate, in particular if the thesis is part of a larger group effort.

For the EPS QEOD Thesis Prize, a nomination must contain:

* A letter of recommendation provided by the nominator.

* A one page summary of the thesis work prepared by the nominee, clearly identifying the original technical contributions of the nominee to the research presented.

* A one page summary of the thesis work prepared by the nominee, which summarizes background, main results and impact of the work on a level accessible to a broad audience in physics. This second summary should be prepared in the style of a short commentary piece.

* A short CV, list of achievements and associated publications

* Support letters from thesis examiners other than the nominator can be received.

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Join EPS-QEOD

Information about membership of the EPS is available here. Please note that many members of national physical societies can join EPS for a very moderate supplement, representing excellent value for money.  EPS membership provides tremendous value for money with access to a wide range of resources, conference discounts and networking opportunities within the European optics community.