Prof. Gunnar Björk elected EPS Fellow
First Swede to recieve this honor
Prof. Gunnar Björk was appointed EPS Fellow at the European Physical Society Council Meeting in March. The number of Fellows is limited to no more than 5 % of the individual members in the society, and Prof. Gunnar Björk is the first to receive this honor.
European Physical Society's motiviation to choose Gunnar Björk: "For his numerous contributions to quantum optics and quantum electronics and for his distinguished services to the European Physical Society, particularly the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division."
And Prof. Gunnar Björk is of course happy for this and explains what the title signifies.
“This is a honorary title – a sort of “pat on the shoulder” from the international colleagues that show their appreciation of your work within physics, Prof. Gunnar Björk explains. It is a bit like prizes in general – the important thing is not the money or the medal, but the honor to be chosen by the elite within your field, and in competition with them.”
There are about 40 Fellows within EPS. And this is not just about the honor; another aspect is that the Fellows will be inspiration for younger colleagues.
Facts about European Physical Society, EPS
The European Physical Society is a not for profit association whose purpose is to promote physics and physicists in Europe.
Created in 1968, the EPS provides an international forum to discuss science and policy issues of interest to its members. It represents over 100,000 members and physicists through its 40 national member societies. It also provides a forum for over 2500 individual members. Applied research in industry, and academic and other research institutes are also present as associate members.