Jean Dalibard was awarded the Bec Award 2017

Jean Dalibard, a researcher at the LKB and a professor at the Collège de France, was awarded the "BEC award senior 2017" - sponsored by Toptica Photonics AG - on the 3 September 2017 in Sant Feliu de Guixols (Spain) during the biennial conference "Bose-Einstein Condensation".

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This prize rewards its theoretical and experimental contributions to the field of quantum gases, in particular the problem of condensate interference, rotating gas physics, the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in two-dimensional fluids, and artificial gauge fields.

The "BEC award junior 2017" award was given at the same time to professor Cheng Chin of the University of Chicago, for his work including the study of Feshbach resonances, scale invariance in two-dimensional gases, and universality near a quantum phase transition in 2D optical lattices.