"Friedel-Volterra" Prize

To honor the memory of Vito Volterra and Jacques Friedel, the Italian Physical Society (SIF) together with the Société Française de Physique (SFP), awards a prize for a physicist involved in some Italian-French collaboration, in recognition of distinguished work in Physics research carried out within the past 10 years.

The prize is jointly established in 2016 by the two Societies with the aim to commemorate the two eminent scientists as well as to strengthen the relationship between the two Societies. The prize will be awarded on an annual basis and will be alternatively announced by the SIF and SFP, respectively.
The 2020 prize is announced by the Italian Physical Society. Nominations must be sent to SIF by NEW DEADLINE 15 May 2020.

The announcement and the form for motivated nominations are downloadable here:
Announcement 2020
Application form 2020

List of winners

Friedel-Volterra Prize 2020

Winner
Miriam Serena VITIELLO
Citation
For her important experimental research in the field of light-matter interaction phenomena, two-dimensional nano-materials, micro and nano systems, nano- photonics, quantum optics, far-infrared photonics. In particular for the development of innovative devices in the therahertz frequency range .

Friedel-Volterra Prize 2019

Winner
Cristiano CIUTI
Citation
For outstanding contributions to light-matter interactions and cavity quantum electrodynamics in the ultrastrong coupling regime.

Friedel-Volterra Prize 2018

Winner
Francesco SETTE
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For outstanding scientific results thanks to exceptional instrumental innovations using synchrotron radiation and for being the conceiver and the promoter of the ESRF upgrade program to transform the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) into a synchrotron light source with the highest ever brilliance in the world and upgraded beam lines that will allow unprecedented scientific and technical features for X-ray experiments.

Friedel-Volterra Prize 2017

Premio Friedel-Volterra
Winner
Dimitri BATANI
Citation
For the outstanding contributions in laser plasma interaction related to inertial confinement fusion.

Friedel-Volterra Prize 2016

Premio Friedel-Volterra
Winner
Gabriele VENEZIANO
Citation
For having been at the origin of string theory and for having pioneered its applications to primordial cosmology, the Big Bang, and the issue of the beginning of time.