Trumpf's Leibinger earns LIA Schawlow Award

Oct. 31, 2011
Ditzingen, Germany--Professor Berthold Leibinger, chairman of the Trumpf Group Supervisory Boards, has earned the Arthur L. Schawlow Award.

Ditzingen, Germany--Professor Berthold Leibinger, chairman of the Trumpf Group Supervisory Boards, has earned the Arthur L. Schawlow Award. Given by the Laser Institute of America (LIA), this award recognizes outstanding work in the field of laser research.

Leibinger accepted the award on October 26, 2011, in Orlando, FL. The jury emphasized both Leibinger’s contributions to the advancement of the Trumpf Group and his activities in conjunction with the Berthold Leibinger Foundation. Stephan Capp, LIA president, noted during the award ceremonies that Leibinger was instrumental in adding industrial lasers to the company's product lines.

The Arthur L. Schawlow Award, valued at $2,000, has been presented annually since 1982. Previous recipients include Nobel Laureate Theodor Hänsch. This award recognizes a lifetime’s achievements in either basic or applied research for lasers, contributing to essential understanding of the interaction between light and material. The award is named after Professor Arthur L. Schawlow, who in 1981 received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to the development of laser spectroscopy. The awardees are also granted lifetime membership in the LIA.

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