Le Si Dang, of the NPSC group at the Institute Neel is the 2010 laureate of the Gentner-Kastler prize for his contributions to the study of polaritons in low-dimensionnal semiconductors and highlighting of their Bose-Einstein. This quantum state inside a solid is of considerable importance in physics. These studies are exceptional contributions to fundamental research and to semiconductor physics.
The "Gentner-Kastler" prize is awarded jointly by the German Physical Society and the French Physical Society for works in physics done alternatively in Germany or France.
The award will be presented in March 2010 during the meeting of the Deutsche Physicalische Geselshaft in Regensburg.