The award was presented to Mikhail Fedorov for his "outstanding achievements in science … during which lasted more than a decade of social and economic change that has a negative impact on the Russian science and education."
- Medal of Galileo Galilei
MOSCOW, September 4 — Reuters
Russian physicist Mikhail Fedorov from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences Prokhorov (GPI) was awarded the prestigious award of Galileo Galilei, which is awarded annually by the International Commission for Optics (ICO), said in a statement on the website of the Commission.
The award was presented Fedorov for his "outstanding achievements in science … during which lasted more than a decade of social and economic change that has a negative impact on the Russian science and education."
Fedorov, who now heads the department of theoretical sector of powerful lasers IOFAN, graduated from the Physics Department of Moscow State University in 1964, and the largest of its scientific achievements occurred in the post-perestroika period. As noted in the IOC, in 1988, the scientist has predicted an extremely unusual and unexpected effect: the stabilization of atoms in the high-power laser radiation. This line of research in the next decade, has become a hot topic in physics.
The scientist also investigated the ionization and stabilization in a strong laser radiation, quantum entanglement.
Galileo Galilei Prize awarded annually since 1993 for outstanding scientific achievements in the field of optics, which scientists sought to adverse economic and social conditions. The award consists of a silver medal with the image of Galileo, as well as the cash prize, the amount of which is not called. Fedorov became the third Russian scientists who have received this award.