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HIL Co-Founder and CTO, Prof. Arie Zigler, announced as a finalist for Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis 2018

Prof. Arie Zigler, HIL’s Co-Founder and CTO, was announced as a finalist for the Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis of 2018. Professor Zigler was chosen as a finalist for the award due to the novel approach he has developed, for the production of fast protons by the interaction of high intensity short laser pulses with “snow” targets. The prize committee found the approach a promising development towards ultra-compact, cost-effective, and affordable ion acceleration systems and advanced forms of radiotherapy.

The Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis is given every two years since 2000 for scientists that are responsible for outstanding developments and make advancements in the scientific application of lasers. Professor Zigler will present his research to the jury in Germany on July 13th.