Dmitri Basov, Professor of Physics and Director of Columbia’s Energy Frontiers Research Center, will receive the 2019 Kenneth J Button award of the Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Society. The prize was awarded in recognition of Professor Basov’s ``seminal contributions in quantum materials physics through infrared spectroscopy and nano-optics”. The prize comes with a medal, a cash award and the invitation to deliver a plenary lecture at the 2019 meeting of the Society.
Professor Basov’s laboratory at Columbia develops and uses new nano-optical measurement technqiues that enable unprecedented access to optical effects at the nanoscale, far below the diffraction limit that constrains conventional optical measurements, and uses the methods to study correlated electron materials, novel superconductors, topological insulators and plasmonic and polaritonic phenomena.
More information about the award can be found here.