TUNL Faculty Member Receives International FEL Award
Prof. Ying Wu of Duke University
Ying Wu, Professor at Duke University and Associate Director for Light Sources at TUNL, is the co-winner of the 2022 FEL prize as announced last week during the 40th International Free Electron Laser Conference (FEL2022), held in Trieste, Italy, from August 22th to August 26th, 2022.
The citation for the prize reads as follows:
"Prof. Wu has made important contributions to both theoretical and experimental FEL science. He has distinguished himself with the use of storage ring FELs to produce gamma-ray beams for nuclear physics research. Going far beyond just the production of the highest intensity Compton gamma-ray source in the world, he has created a new research field by modifying the FEL to produce new types of gamma rays for experiments. The facility can now produce polarized gammas with varying polarization and two-color gammas by operating the FEL as a two-color laser".