The Stanislaw Lem European Science Prize, is awarded to young scientists (under 40 years of age) studying or conducting research in the European Union and associated countries. The international chapter evaluates their recent discovery or significant achievement in the broadly defined fields of science and engineering, with a strong focus on technology, interdisciplinarity, creativity, and vision.
In the opinion of the chapter, Prof Ido Kaminer is an outstanding scientist who combines the brilliance of a theorist and the mastery of an experimentalist in the study of fundamental aspects related to the interaction of light and matter. His work has had a significant impact on the scientific and technological communities.
Particularly appreciated was his “Pioneering experimental and theoretical contributions to quantum electrodynamics of photonic quasiparticles, and establishing the foundations of quantum optics with free electrons”.
In addition, Prof. Ido Kaminer was awarded an ERC Consolidator grant from the European Commission for Research. The grant supports researchers who come up with pioneering and groundbreaking research ideas. The grant will be used by Prof. Kaminers research team to develop a theory and an innovative experimental platform for a new field of rapid electron microscopy Q-in-PINEM. This research will focus on the creation of new quantum states and the detection of unique quantum properties of materials.
Prof. Ido Kaminer is the Head of the Robert and Ruth Magid Electron Beam Quantum Dynamics Laboratory
Technion Vice President for Research Prof. Kobi Rubinstein said, “The ERC Consolidator grants are some of the most prestigious competitive grants offered by the European Commission for Research, and are contested by the best researchers in Europe. Prof. Kaminer’s award attests to his excellence and the practical horizon that ERC personnel see in his research.”
The Faculty wishes you continued success in your fascinating academic journey. We are sure that you will continue to make a significant contribution to the fields of research and engineering.