This year's prizes, as well as a honorary membership, of the Austrian Physical Society were presented within the frame of this year's joint annual meeting of the Austrian and Swiss Physical Societies in Basel. Congratulations to all awardees!
Ludwig Boltzmann Prize
Dr. Nikola Opačak, TU Wien
Advancing the Theory of Frequency Comb Generation in Semiconductor Lasers
Roman Ulrich Sexl Prize
Priv. Doz. Dr. Franz Embacher, University of Vienna, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
for his lifelong achievements
OePG PhD Award
Dr. Bernd Aichner, University of Vienna
Vortex Dynamics in Copper-Oxide Superconductors with Periodic Pinning Potentials Created by Focused Helium Ion Beam Irradiation
Dr. Igor Sokolovic, TU Wien
Complex oxide surfaces studied at the atomic scale with AFM/STM and DFT
Dr. Josef Leutgeb, TU Wien
Victor Franz Hess Prize
Holographic QCD and the Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon
Honorary membership and EPS Emmy Noether Distinction
Univ. Prof. Dr. Monika Ritsch-Marte was awareded with the honorary membership of the OePG for her achievements for women in physics and her efforts related to the Lise Meitner Lectures.
Furthermore, she was presented with the Emmy Noether Distinction for Women in Physics for her full career by EPS Vice-president Prof. Petra Rudolf.