Anne L'Huillier

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Anne L'Huillier
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Born (1958-08-16) August 16, 1958 (age 59)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Occupation Physicist

Anne L'Huillier (born 1958 in Paris) is a French physicist, and professor of atomic physics at Lund University.


L'Huillier first pursued an education and was awarded a Master of Science in theoretical physics and mathematics,[1] but switched for her PhD to experimental physics at the French nuclear research center of the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives in Saclay Nuclear Research Centre. Her dissertation was on multiple ionization in laser fields of high intensity.[2]

As a post-doctoral student, she was in Gothenburg, Sweden and Los Angeles, California, United States. From 1986, she was permanently employed at the Saclay Nuclear Research Centre. In 1992, she took part in an experiment in Lund, where one of the first titanium-sapphire solid-state laser systems for femtosecond pulses in Europe had been installed. In 1994 she moved to Sweden, where she served at Lund University as a lecturer in 1995 and a professor in 1997.[3]

She leads an attosecond physics group which studies the movements of electrons in real time, which is used to understand the chemical reactions on the atomic level.[4] In 2003 she and her group beat the world record with the smallest laser pulse of 170 attoseconds.[5]

L'Huillier was on the Nobel Committee for Physics between 2007-2015,[1] and has been a member of the Swedish Academy of Sciences since 2004.[6] In 2003, she received the Julius Springer Prize. In 2011 she received a UNESCO L'Oréal Award. In 2013, she was awarded the Carl-Zeiss Research Award (de), the Blaise Pascal Medal and an Honorary Degree at Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris.[2]



  1. ^ a b "Prof. Anne L'huillier - AcademiaNet". Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b UPMC, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - (2013-12-12). "Anne L'Huillier". Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  3. ^ "Anne L'Huillier". Atomic Physics, Faculty of Engineering, LTH. Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Carl Zeiss Research Award". ZEISS International. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  5. ^ Forkman, Bengt; Holmin Verdozzi, Kristina, eds. (2016). Fysik i Lund: i tid och rum (in Swedish). Lund: Fysiska institutionen i samarbete med Gidlunds förlag. pp. 371, 374. ISBN 9789178449729. 
  6. ^ "Nya ledamöter". Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien. 2004-04-19. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 

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