Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Prof. Hughes receives Humboldt Research Award

Posted On: December 18, 2018

Prof. Stephen Hughes receives Humboldt Research Award
Photo credit: Queen's Gazette

Prof. Hughes is one of this year's recipients of a Humboldt Prize for his outstanding research in optics and nanophotonics. His work in quantum nanophotonics is on the cutting edge of new quantum information technologies that work by manipulating photons.

Prof. Hughes is among 100 recipients of this award from a pool of international researchers across all disciplines.

Dr. Hughes on his nomination:

In my field of research, collaboration is essential, and the level of research going on in Germany is really world class. We will be able to tackle several projects together that are particularly exciting and timely, mainly in the field of quantum nanophotonics and extreme quantum optics – which hold much promise for fundamental discoveries as well as emerging technologies. I am very grateful to Dr. Knorr and other colleagues in Germany for the nomination.

For more information, please visit Queen's Gazette.