Prof. Krzysztof Pachucki from the Faculty of Physics of UW received the Foundation for Polish Science Prize “for precise quantum electrodynamic calculation of spectroscopic parameters of lightweight atoms and molecules.” These findings are the basis for precise determination of fundamental physical constants.
The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) awards scholars for their significant scientific discoveries which shift cognitive boundaries and open new perspectives for research. The FNP Prize is an individual prize in four fields: life and earth sciences; chemical and material sciences; mathematical, physical and engineering sciences; and the humanities and social sciences.
In this year, the FNP Prize, in the field of mathematical, physical and engineering sciences, was given to Prof. Krzysztof Pachucki who works in the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Warsaw. Quantum electrodynamics of atomic and molecular systems, nuclear structure effects in atomic spectra as well as precise determination of fundamental constants are among the main research topics of the UW scientist. Prof. Pachucki won the FNP Prize “for precise quantum electrodynamic calculation of spectroscopic parameters of lightweight atoms and molecules.”
Other scholars who received the FNP Prize 2018: Prof. Timothy Snyder, Prof. Krzysztof Pachucki, Prof. Andrzej Gałęski and Prof. Andrzej Dziembowski.
The award ceremony will be held on 5th December at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.