Dr. Robert Huber Receives Award for the Invention of the Fourier Domain Mode Locked Laser
Dr. Robert Huber is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious “Klung Wilhelmy Weberbank Award” for the invention of the Fourier Domain Mode-Locked Laser (FDML). The citation reads "Dr. Robert Huber is honored for the development of the Fourier domain mode locked laser and its application to biomedical imaging, improving the performance of optical coherence tomography." The prize of EUR 75,000 is awarded to physicists and chemists in alternate years, is one of the most valuable, privately funded prizes for German researchers. The jury chose the 40-year-old Dr. Huber "because his work has been able to bridge the gap between fundamental physics and laser applications in medical imaging”. The CEO of Otto Klung Foundation at the Free University and chancellor of the University Peter Long, said: "With Robert Huber we honor a scientist whose pioneering developments come in medical imaging for the application and thus benefit society."
The award ceremony will take place on 14 November 2013 in the Max Kade Auditorium of the Free University of Berlin in the Gary Street 35, 14195 Berlin. The event is public and starts at 16.30 clock.