Awards and prizes
Call for nominations for the twelfth Ewald Prize
It's that time of the triennium when the IUCr invites your nominations for the Ewald Prize for outstanding contributions to the science of crystallography. The Prize is named after Paul P. Ewald, in recognition of his significant contributions to the foundations of crystallography and to the founding of the IUCr. Professor Ewald was the President of the Provisional International Crystallographic Committee from 1946 to 1948, the first editor of the IUCr publication Acta Crystallographica from 1948 to 1959 and the President of the IUCr from 1960 to 1963.
The Prize is presented once every three years during the triennial International Congresses of Crystallography and consists of a medal, a certificate and a financial award. The recipients to date are as follows:
|1987||Perth, Australia||Professor J. M. Cowley and Dr A. F. Moodie|
|1990||Bordeaux, France||Professor B. K. Vainshtein|
|1993||Beijing, China||Professor N. Kato|
|1996||Seattle, WA, USA||Professor M. G. Rossmann|
|1999||Glasgow, UK||Professor G. N. Ramachandran|
|2002||Geneva, Switzerland||Professor M. M. Woolfson|
|2005||Florence, Italy||Professor P. Coppens|
|2008||Osaka, Japan||Dr D. Sayre|
|2011||Madrid, Spain||Professor E. Dodson, Professor C. Giacovazzo and Professor G. M. Sheldrick|
|2014||Montreal, Canada||Professor A. Janner and Professor T. W. J. M. Janssen|
|2017||Hyderabad, India||Professor T. L. Blundell|
The twelfth Prize, for which nominations are now being invited, will be presented at the Prague Congress in August 2020.Scientists who have made contributions of exceptional distinction to the science of crystallography are eligible for the Prize, irrespective of gender, nationality, age or experience. The Selection Committee will give careful attention to the nominations of outstanding scientists who have not yet won a Nobel Prize. Either an exceptionally distinguished scientific career or a major scientific accomplishment may be recognised. Current members of the Selection Committee and the President of the IUCr are not eligible. No restrictions are placed on the time or the means of publication of the nominee's contributions. The prize may be shared by more than one contributor, but no more than three, to the same scientific achievement.
Nominations for the Ewald Prize should be submitted electronically using the Ewald Prize Nomination Form to the IUCr Executive Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for nominations is 31 August 2019.
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