Prof. Dr. Dejan B. Milošević receives a Georg Forster Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Dejan Milošević, professor at the Faculty of Science of the University of Sarajevo and member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Hercegovina, receives a Georg Forster Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his seminal contributions to the theory of intense-laser interaction with atoms and molecules and attoscience.

He has maintained a very close collaboration with the Max Born Institute through several institute-linkage programs and many visits ever since his first extended stay as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow almost 20 years ago.

The Georg Forster Research Award is granted to academics from developing or transition countries in recognition of a researcher's entire achievements to date of all disciplines whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond and who are expected to continue developing research-based solutions to the specific challenges facing their countries. The award is endowed with an amount of 60,000 Euro.

Dejan Milošević's research has mostly been concerned with the theory of atomic and molecular processes in strong external laser fields. He has been a key figure in the development and application of the Feynman path integral to these problems. Together with his collaborators, especially with his MBI host Dr. Wilhelm Becker, he has shown that the so-called "quantum orbits" afford an ideal tool for the analysis of strong-field processes, combining intuitive appeal with computational ease and precision. The wide applicability of this formalism has become obvious with the advent of attoscience -- a new area of science that has developed over the last decade as an offspring of strong-field physics taking advantage of the advances of laser technology. There is hardly an area of strong-field physics where Dejan Milosevic has not made seminal contributions.

The Max Born Institute looks forward to the enhanced cooperation with Dejan Milošević whose research plans perfectly augment the program of the MBI theory group