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Jens Biegert
ICFO- The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain

Awards & Distinctions

Jens Biegert is ICREA Professor of Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics at ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico in the USA, and guest professor at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin. He is the Executive Director of Laserlab-Europe, an association uniting 45 of Europe’s foremost research infrastructures and institutions across 22 countries. His scientific contributions bridge atomic, molecular, and solid-state physics with an emphasis on real-time multi-body physics. His work includes ultrafast few-cycle and phase-stable sources, mid-infrared photonics, attoscience, strong-field physics, coherent x-ray spectroscopy, and electron diffraction imaging. Jens Biegert is actively involved in the scientific community as co-author of the white book leading to the European Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) and as a Board of Chairs member of the Analytical Research Infrastructures of Europe (ARIE), uniting more than 40,000 researchers in academia and industry across Europe. He is a Fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, a Fellow of the Optica (formerly the Optical Society (OSA), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), and a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He is member of Optica, the German Physical Society, the American Physical Society, Deutscher Hochschulverband, and AAAS. Jens Biegert currently holds an ERC Advanced Grant, has secured an ERC PoC Grant, and was recently awarded the Bessel Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Jens Biegert serves as Associate Editor for Ultrafast Science and Optica and is active on various advisory and review boards of institutions and funding agencies. He has been an IONS Traveling Lecturer since 2013. 

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