Prize Winners 2015

Dr. Claudio Masciovecchio together with Prof. Mathias Richter from the Society of Friends of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (right) and Prof. Alexander Föhlisch from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (left) who gave the laudation during the ceremony for the Innovation Award on December 10, 2015 in Berlin-Adlershof. Photo: Phil Dera/HZB

The 2015 Innovation Award on Synchrotron Radiation has been given to Dr. Claudio Masciovecchio from the Elettra-Sincrotrone in Trieste. His work on "First transient grating experiment in the soft X-ray range at the FERMI free-electron laser by exploitation of the coherent and multi-wave nature of the four-wave mixing process" has impressively demonstrated the prospects of the worldwide first seeded free electron laser for soft X-rays FERMI. The Innovation Award on Synchrotron Radiation is sponsored by SPECS GmbH and BESTEC GmbH. The laudatory speech during the awards ceremony was delivered by Prof. Alexander Föhlisch from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin.