The Nobel Prize in Physics
A talk by Professor Fabrice Laussy, University of Wolverhampton
The Nobel Prize is synonymous with the most prestigious award that can be bestowed upon the human's endeavours to serve and advance humanity, from Peace to Literature and passing by the most fundamental of all Sciences: Physics. At such, it is one of the most highly regarded events in the Year, pointing at the latest directions in which the human's genius has been doing wonders. It is also a treasure trove of anecdotes, injustices, curiosities and mistakes that make the delight of everybody interested in what's buzzing in the highest intellectual circles, something between gossips and the History of Science. In this Lecture, Prof. Laussy will give his traditional Nobel Lecture where, along with the most crunchy bits of this socio-scientific celebration, he presents in layman's terms the Science honoured on this Year (recipients unknown at the time of writing but not at the time of Lecturing).
Fabrice Laussy (Born 30 September 1977) is a French theoretical Physicisist, chair of Light-Matter interactions at the University of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK. He received his PhD in 2005 at the Université Blaise Pascal, France, under the Supervision of Alexey Kavokin, and after post-doctoral experiences in Sheffield, Madrid & Southampton, he became a Marie Curie fellow at the Technische Universität München (Germany), a Ramon y Cajal fellow at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) and senior researcher at the Russian Quantum Center (Moscow). In 2017, he joined the University of Wolverhampton to start the Physics program there and became Full Professor in 2019. His work on the coupling of light and matter at the quantum level led him to pioneering results in the Bose-Einstein condensation, superfluidity and superconductivity of exciton polaritons, as well as the design of a new source of quantum light, the bundler, which emits its light in groups of exactly N photons, for any integer N.