Volume 88 Issue 7 | p. 59 | Awards
Issue Date: February 15, 2010

Ahmed Zewail Award In Ultrafast Science & Technology

Sponsored by the Ahmed Zewail Endowment Fund established by Newport Corp.
Department: ACS News

Paul B. Corkum, a pioneer in the field of experimental attosecond science, began his career as a theoretical physicist. Although it might seem like the story of how he switched to experimental work after arduously working to attain a Ph.D. in theory would be intriguing, “it’s not so glamorous,” he says. “I was looking for a job.”

The tale of how he landed a job as an experimentalist, however, is certainly noteworthy. While in graduate . . .

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