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ÖAW-ISTA Lecture Young Lounge: Anne L’Huillier

  • 16-19 years
  • teenagers
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ISTA Lectures regularly bring top-class speakers from the world of science to Klosterneuburg. Once a year, an ISTA Lecture is held in cooperation with the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), this year at the ÖAW in Vienna. The accompanying ISTA Lecture Young Lounge takes place in cooperation with the Österreichische Studienstiftung of the ÖAW. As a young person aged 16 and older, you can meet Prof. L’Huillier in person before her lecture.

What to expect:

  • a discussion with Anne L’Huillier and other young people in a relaxed atmosphere
  • the opportunity to ask your questions about the research topic and the scientist
  • an english lecture by the Nobel laureate (18:00 h)

This is what we expect from you:

  • you attend both the Young Lounge (13:30-15:30) and the ÖAW-ISTA Lecture
  • you read through the preparation material that you receive in advance by e-mail and bring questions for the speaker
  • you can follow a lecture in english well

About the speaker and the topic

About the speaker:

Anne L’Huillier likes to push herself to the limit. In her case as a physicist, this means the limit of time. The 2023 Nobel Prize winner conducts research with ultrashort laser pulses. Attosecond physics attempts to observe the ultrafast movements of electrons. She uses laser pulses to do this – and the shorter the light pulses, the sharper the atomic image.

L’Huillier, who together with physicists Ferenc Krausz and Pierre Agostini received the Nobel Prize for their experimental research, will take the Vienna audience on a journey into a hidden world that moves unimaginably fast at the atomic level at a joint lecture by the ÖAW and ISTA.



Registration for students

Registration for this ÖAW-ISTA Lecture Young Lounge is open to high school students aged 16 and older. Spots are limited!

Write to us an email with your name, name of your school, age, and send us 2 questions you would like to ask Anne L’Huillier (English)!

You will hear from us in the week starting January 8th whether you have a spot.

Registration via email

Registration for Studienstiftung stipend holders

The interview with Anne L’Huillier is also open to stipend holders of the Österreichische Studienstiftung. The Österreichische Studienstiftung is a program of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) for the promotion of talented young people at the transition from school to university and especially during their studies.

Registration for scholarship holders

Contact person

Magdalena Steinrück

Develops activities for the next generation of scientists