Hungary’s Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (MTVA) named Hungarian Nobel laureate physicist Ferenc Krausz this year’s recipient of the Public Media’s Person of the Year Award given in recognition of the achievements in his professional career and activities having an outstanding impact on society,
MTVA said in a statement that the award was founded by public service media operator Duna Médiaszolgáltató and MTVA in 2020 to draw attention to personalities who “enrich the community of all Hungarians in the world” and in recognition of their outstanding results and intellectual achievements. Krausz received together with his French colleagues Pierre Agostini and Anne L’Huillier the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physics “for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”. The first recipient of the award was 2020 biochemist Katalin Karikó, who this year received the Nobel Prize in Medicine, and in 2021 Olympic, World and European champion fencer Áron Szilágyi. Last year, the award went to Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, designer of Hungary’s House of Music.