The Robin Hochstrasser Young Investigator Award was initiated to honor Robin Hochstrasser and support young scientists in the field of Chemical Physics. Professor Robin Hochstrasser was Editor for Chemical Physics for almost 4 decades. In that function, he had an immeasurably positive impact on the journal. Professor Hochstrasser was a pioneer in the application of lasers in chemical and biomedical research and during his long scientific career trained numerous students, many of which became distinguished scientists themselves.
The award is given annually to a researcher younger than 40 years of age, who is selected by an international committee of scientists, consisting of five members of the editorial board of Chemical Physics.