Past Laureates of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in the Physical Sciences
Research field: Magnetic Resonance
Professor John Morton
London Centre for Nanotechnology and Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
UCL (University College London), UK
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
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
For beautifully detailed characterizations of structure, function, and dynamics in a number of challenging and important biological systems through solution NMR spectroscopy.
Research field: Functionalization of Carbon-Hydrogen Bonds in Organic Synthesis.
For their seminal contributions to the catalytic functionalization of carbon – hydrogen bonds, development of practical methodologies for applications in the synthesis of complex organic molecules and mechanistic understanding of metal-based organic transformations.
Research field: Molecular dynamics of chemical reactions.
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Meloche-Bascom Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1101 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1396
For his seminal contribution to the field of ultrafast spectroscopy and the applications to vibrational dynamics in biophysics and materials science through the development of coherent multi-dimensional infrared spectroscopy.
Research field: Total Synthesis of Biologically Active Natural Products
The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Chemistry, La Jolla, CA, USA
For his seminal contribution through a series of groundbreaking syntheses that demonstrated the advantages of the novel oxidative CC bond formation in terms of efficiency, practicality, stereocontrol and "redox-economy".
For his seminal contribution to the syntheses of complex natural products by using new cascade reactions to rapidly achieve molecular complexity.
Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
For his seminal contribution through the development of enatioselective methods for oxidation and catalytic bond construction, and their utilization for the total synthesis of complex natural products.
Research field: Metals in Synthesis
Prof. Christopher C. Cummins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. John F. Hartwig, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Research field: Theoretical Chemistry
Prof. Christoph Dellago, University of Vienna
Prof. Christopher Jarzynski, University of Maryland
Prof. David Robert Reichman, Columbia University
Reseach field: Advanced Nanostructured Materials
Prof. Chad A. Mirkin, Northwestern University
Prof. Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Harvard University
Research field: Physical Chemistry of Advanced Materials
Prof. Moungi B. Bawendi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. James R. Heath, California Institute of Technology