IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics to Academy Research Fellow Goëry Genty
6 Oct 2011
The global organisations for optics and physics have granted the Young Scientist Prize in Optics 2011 to Academy Research Fellow Goëry Genty from the Optics Laboratory at Tampere University of Technology (TUT).
Dr Genty received the award for his outstanding contributions in pulse propagation and ultra-fast dynamics in nonlinear optical fibers. The nonlinear phenomena associated with pulse propagation can lead to the formation of optical rogue waves and ultra-broadband supercontinuum light. Rogue waves are colossal waves that seem to appear from nowhere and have been associated with many catastrophic maritime disasters. Supercontinuum light has numerous potential applications in the field of optical diagnostics.
The Young Scientist Prize in Optics is a prestigious award and a significant recognition to Dr Genty and his colleagues, as it was granted by the global organisations for both optics and physics, namely the International Commission for Optics (ICO) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).
Dr Genty was appointed as Academy Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland for a five-year term in 2009. He has conducted extensive research on nonlinear fiber optics at the TUT Department of Physics. He is part of an international research team with members from France, Ireland and Australia.
Dr Genty received his Master's degree from École supérieure d'optique in France and his PhD degree from Helsinki University of Technology.