Professor Howard Milchberg has been awarded the 2024 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, presented by the American Physical Society (APS), for “pioneering contributions in the fields of plasma optics, guiding the ultra-intense laser beams, and developing compact, high-gradient laser-driven accelerators”. Howard MilchbergHoward Milchberg

Over the past year, Milchberg has had numerous research successes.  Recent results have included:

The APS Honors Program recognizes outstanding achievements in research, education, and public service.  The Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science “recognizes contributions to basic research using lasers to advance our knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interactions with light.”  Previous winners include College Park Professors Chris Monroe and Bill Phillips. 

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