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On October 20, 2015 it was conferred upon two exceptional scientists:

  • Dr. Claudio Pellegrini, "for pioneering research advancing understanding of relativistic electron beams and free-electron lasers, and for transformative discoveries profoundly impacting the successful development of the first hard x-ray free-electron laser, heralding a new era for science."
  • Dr. Charles V. Shank, "for the seminal development of ultrafast lasers and their application in many areas of scientific research, for visionary leadership of national scientific and engineering research communities, and for exemplary service supporting the National Laboratory complex."
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 Professor Pellegrini with Secretary Moniz and Director of OSTP John HoldrenCharles Watkins/DOE Photo

Left to right: Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy; Awardee Claudio Pellegrini; John Holdren, Director of OSTP.

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 Dr. Shank with Secretary Moniz and Director of OSTP John HoldrenCharles Watkins/DOE Photo

Left to right: Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy; Awardee Charles Shank; John Holdren, Director of OSTP.

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 Professor Pellegrini and Dr. Shank with Secretary Moniz, Lynn Orr, and John HoldrenCharles Watkins/DOE Photo

Left to right: Lynn Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Technology; Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy; Awardee Claudio Pellegrini; Awardee Charles Shank; John Holdren, Director of OSTP.

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 President Obama with Dr. Shank (left) and Professor Pellegrini (right).Pete Souza/Official White House Photo

President Obama with Charles Shank (left) and Claudio Pellegrini.

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