Physics Nobelist Anne L’Huillier visit

Anne L’Huillier, winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Pierre Agostini and Ferenc Krausz, will visit Helsinki on the 6th of March 2024. This special visit has been organised by the Finnish Physical Society in collaboration with the Research Council of Finland, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, the University of Helsinki, Aalto University, the French Embassy in Finland, and the French Institute.

In the morning, Prof. L’Huillier will visit the French-Finnish School in Helsinki (Lycée franco-finlandais d’Helsinki). and speak to high school students about her research. We hope that her visit will encourage historically underrepresented groups in STEM to develop a deeper interest in physics. The promotion of physics and equal opportunities within physics are central tenets of the Finnish Physical Society.

In the afternoon, Prof. L’Huillier will give a public lecture at 15:00 in the Great Hall of the University of Helsinki at our annual Physics Days conference. This lecture, given in English, will be available to watch online: . Following the lecture, the recording will be made available for posterity on our YouTube channel.

After the lecture and the closing ceremony of Physics Days, Prof. L’Huillier along with members of the Finnish Physical Society will attend a reception graciously hosted by the French Embassy.

This visit will be a highlight of the year for the physics community in Finland. We extend our warmest congratulations to Prof. L’Huillier and her colleagues, and look forward to welcoming her to Helsinki in March. 

We thank our partners below for their financial and logistical support, and acknowledge grants from the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters.