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  • 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.


    Professor Melanie S. Sanford, Moses Gomberg Collegiate Professor of Chemistry
    and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Professor Jin-Quan Yu, Frank and Bertha Hupp Professor of Chemistry,
    The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA






    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. 


    Prof. Gregory D. Scholes


    Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
    80 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H6
    For his seminal contribution to the field of ultrafast spectroscopy and the applications to quantum coherent energy transfer and exciton dynamics in biophysics and materials science through the development of multi-dimensional electronic spectroscopy.

    Prof Martin T. Zanni


    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


    Prof. Phil S. Baran
    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".



    Prof. Matthew D. Shair

    Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA


    For his seminal contribution to the syntheses of complex natural products by using new cascade reactions to rapidly achieve molecular complexity.



    Prof. Brian M. Stoltz
    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

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