The “Cécile DeWitt-Morette / School of Physics Houches” prize of the French Academy of Sciences was created in 2019 to honor the memory of Cécile DeWitt-Morette, renowned scientist and founder of the École de Physique des Houches in 1951.
The prize was awarded for the first time this year and amounts to Euro 15.000. Francesca Ferlaino won the prize for her “remarkable work on ultra-cold atom gases” ranging from the early investigation on Efimov physics to the more recent results on dipolar quantum gases of Erbium and Erbium-Dysprosium. Her work paves the way to a better understanding of quantum physics and for future applications in quantum simulation and quantum engineering.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801110.
ESQ has received funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF).