21 November 2013

Head of the Scientific Advisory Board

Prof. Theodor Hänsch, Nobel laureate in physics (2005), has agreed to serve as Head of the XARION Scientific Advisory Board. Professor Theodor W. Hänsch is a Director at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching and Carl Friedrich von Siemens Professor at the Department of Physics at LMU Munich, Germany. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Hänsch earned his doctorate (summa cum laude) in laser physics in 1969. In 1970, he joined Arthur L. Schawlow at Stanford University in a postdoctoral position. Two years later, he accepted a faculty appointment at the Stanford Physics Department, where he worked as a Full Professor from 1975 until returning to Germany in 1986. Prof. Hänsch is one of the world's leading scientists in laser spectroscopy and an expert in highly accurate laser wavelength measurement, a technique fundamental to XARION. In 2005, Theodor W. Hänsch received the Physics Nobel Prize jointly with John L. Hall for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy.