Hans Jakob Wörner has been an Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry at ETH Zurich since 2013 and an Assistant Professor from 2010 to 2013. He was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1981. Hans Jakob Wörner studied chemistry at ETH Zurich, graduating in 2003 and obtaining a doctorate in physical chemistry in 2007. The research leading to his PhD focused on the studies of non-Born-Oppenheimer effects using extreme-ultraviolet high-resolution spectroscopy. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire Aimé Cotton of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) in Orsay, France. From 2007 to 2010 he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Attosecond Science group at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada. He has recently received several awards, including an ERC Starting Grant (2012), the Grammaticakis-Neumann International Prize in Photochemistry (Swiss Chemical Society, 2012), the Nernst-Haber-Bodenstein prize (German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry) and the Klung-Wilhelmy Science Award (Freie Universität Berlin, 2014). He is an elected member of the Young German Academy of Arts and Sciences (Die Junge Akademie).