Henri Vincenti, a researcher at Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator (Bella center) du LBNL and CEA Saclay (LIDyL), is the inaugural winner of the Wolfgang Sandner Scientific Excellence Prize for Young Researchers. He received the award on August 26th at the ELI Summer School in Dolni Břežany, Czech Republic.
Henri Vincenti was cited for his “ground-breaking contributions to ultrahigh intensity laser-plasma interaction science, as to the theoretical prediction of the attosecond lighthouse effect during his Ph.D. at CEA-LIDyL (Saclay, France) and now to the development of massively parallel solvers at LBNL, essential for future exascale Particle-In-Cell simulations.”
The prize is awarded by the Extreme Light Infrastructure’s ELI Delivery Consortium International Association. Named in honor of their late Director-General, the award recognizes “outstanding instrumental, experimental or theoretical contributions to the scientific field of extreme light research and applications” by early-career scientists.