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The Nobel Prize in Physics to Lund University!

Photo of Anne L'Huillier. Photographer: Magnus Bergström/Wallenbergstiftelserna.
Photo of Anne L'Huillier. Photographer: Magnus Bergström/Wallenbergstiftelserna.

Anne L'Huillier is one of the winners of the Nobel prize 2023. Anne L'Huillier is Professor at Atomic Physics at the Faculty of Engineering, Lund University.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2023 to L'Huillier, Lund University, Sweden, Pierre Agostini, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, and Ferenc Krausz, Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany.

From the press release:

“For experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter”

The three Nobel Laureates in Physics 2023 are being recognised for their experiments, which have given humanity new tools for exploring the world of electrons inside atoms and molecules. Pierre Agostini, Ferenc Krausz and Anne L’Huillier have demonstrated a way to create extremely short pulses of light that can be used to measure the rapid processes in which electrons move or change energy.

First reactions from Anne L'Huillier.

How the news of Anne L'Huillier's Nobel Prize has spread

The news that Lund University has been awarded a Nobel Prize has spread all over the world and many newspapers, TV and radio channels have written about it. You can see some of it under Lunds universitet i media. Most articles describe her first reactions and that she continued her lecture for the students. The searches on our international website had 11,500 hits in the first week and the article How we hired 2023 Nobel laureate Anne L'Huillier – and why we knew she was destined for greatness in The Conversation has over 9000 views.

Dissemination in our own channels

Anne L'Huillier was congratulated on the university's Facebook channel.
Anne L'Huillier was congratulated on the university's Facebook channel.



The video above about Anne L'Huillier receiving the award has been viewed more than 150,000 times on YouTube, it was spread in several of the university's social media channels and broke all records on LinkedIn with over 40,000 interactions at the time of writing and a reach of over 1.6 million. The university's new Instagram account for research also reached far beyond the number of followers, as the film reached around 15,000 accounts. On Facebook, the video was received with over 3000 interactions and a reach of over 100,000.


Graph over visits at the webbpages.
Visits, Tuesday 26 September–Sunday 1 October (Pre-Nobel Prize announcement) vs Tuesday 3 October–Sunday 8 October (Post-Nobel Prize announcement)

The news that Lund University has been awarded a Nobel Prize has clearly increased traffic to the university's websites in the past week, especially on the first day. Statistics from our university-wide websites and, from Tuesday 3 October, the day of the announcement, to Sunday 8 October, show increased traffic. Please note that the data used only comes from users who have accepted cookies, so the actual numbers are higher.
For, the percentage change ranged from +44% on Tuesday, the day of the announcement of the Nobel Prize, to +2% on Sunday. For, the percentage change ranged from +54% to +14% on the same days.
The university-wide websites on research also received much more traffic than on the same days a week earlier. Otherwise, many clicked through to the Research Portal and the official press release on
Many were those who searched for our Nobel Laureate's name and many of them had difficulty with the spelling, but hopefully found the right one in the end, Anne L'Huillier it should be, congratulations!

See the different posts in our university-wide social media:

Earlier news about Anne L'Huillier, pre-Nobel Prize