James-Franck-Lecture 2005


Moshe Shapiro

Jacques Mimran Professor of Chemical Physics Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel


Professor of Chemistry and Physics
at the University of British Columbia


speaks on


Coherent Control: From Concept to Reality

23. August 2005, 18 h

Leibnizsaal der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Jägerstraße 22/23 ∙ 10117 Berlin

reception at 19:30 h


The „James Franck Lecture“ is held since 1989 in annual turn by an outstanding Israelien or German scientist from Physics, Chemistry and Chemical Physics, commemorating James Franck, Nobel-Lauriate in Physics 1925. Typically this event occurs in the Israel Arts and Science Academy. This year, the event takes place for the first time in Berlin, the town where James Franck conducted the crucial experiments which led to the Nobel prize which he received jointly with Gustav Ludwig Hertz "for the discovery of the laws governing the impact of an electron upon an atom" - one of the fundamental experiments establishing the quantum nature of atomic phyics.

Interested colleagues from Berlin and Brandenburg are cordially invited to attend (please register at the conference office: Tel. (030) 65479154 or by
email: lekve@mbi-berlin.de)


The James-Franck-Beirat:

Wolfgang Demtröder, Uni Kaiserslautern
Gustav Gerber, Uni Würzburg
Ingolf Hertel, MBI Berlin-Adlershof
Joshua Jortner, Tel Aviv University
Karl Kompa, MPQ, Garching (Chair)
Eli Kolodny, Technion, Haifa
Raphi Levine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Moshe Shapiro, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot
Zamik Rosenwaks, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva


The local host institutions:

Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin Adlershof

Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching