The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Chemistry
Professor John Morton
London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
UCL (University College London), UK
John Morton is recognized for his highly novel contributions to quantum information processing, by means of a range of phenomena in magnetic resonance, both NMR and EPR. In addition to the intrinsic interest in these very fundamental processes, this work is likely to have wide-ranging implications to emerging quantum technologies, including quantum computing, information storage and processing.
Professor Guido Pintacuda
Institute of Analytical Sciences (High-Field NMR Centre)
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon - CNRS - Université Claude Bernard
Guido Pintacuda is recognized for his elegant methodological advances in solid state NMR spectroscopy, including advances in proton detection, and for insightful applications to challenging biological systems.
Professor Charalampos Babis Kalodimos
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
University of Minnesota
Babis Kalodimos is recognized for beautifully detailed characterizations of structure, function, and dynamics in a number of challenging and important biological systems through solution NMR spectroscopy.
Half of the prize will be awarded to Professor John Morton and the other half will be shared between Professor Guido Pintacuda and Professor Babis Kalodimos.
The prize will be awarded on Tuesday, February 28th, during a mini-symposium which will be held in honor of the laureates, at the auditorium of The Porter School of Environmental Studies.
In addition to the three laureates, the following speakers will deliver lectures at the symposium :
Prof. Sophia Hayes, USA
Prof. Gil Navon, TAU
Prof. Daniella Goldfarb, WIS
Dr. Rina Rosenzweig, WIS
Prof. Jordan Chill, BIU
Coordinators for the year 2016: Professor Yoram Cohen and Professor Amir Goldbourt