Allard Mosk (1970) received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam in 1999. Since 2002 he has been a member of the Complex Photonic Systems (COPS) group at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. His main fields of research are atomic quantum gases, thermodynamics, optics, and nanophotonics. His method has always been to complement experiments with deep theoretical knowledge of the phenomena involved. He enjoys enthusiastically presenting science to specialist and non-specialist audiences alike, and especially to students. With the support of the COPS group he has pioneered wavefront shaping to control light in opaque scattering media, an experimental method that many prominent groups worldwide are now following.
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