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Crystallography prize to J. R. Schneider

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[Schneider] Jochen R. Schneider
The European Crystallographic Assn presented the second European Crystallography Prize to Jochen R. Schneider of the HASYLAB at DESY, Hamburg, Germany, for his pioneering work on the application of gamma-ray spectroscopy, his high energy synchrotron radiation studies, and his recent involvement in the development of the free-electron laser.

The European Crystallography Prize, which includes a monetary award as well as a certificate of recognition, was presented during the Opening Ceremony of the 20th European Crystallographic Meeting in Krakow, Poland, August 25-31.

Members of the European Crystallography Prize Committee: I. Olovsson (Coordinator), U. of Uppsala, Sweden; R. Boese, U. of Essen, Germany; M. Glazer, U. of Oxford, UK; B. Kamenar, U. of Zagreb, Croatia; Å. Kvick, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France; X. Solans, U. of Barcelona, Spain; A. Yonath, Weizmann Inst.of Science, Israel.

Prof. Schneider was born in Burgstädt, Saxony, Germany and studied Physics in Hamburg after an education as an electrical engineer. He did his PhD under the direction of H. Maier-Leibnitz at the Inst Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France. His work on gamma-ray diffractometry and Compton scattering was performed at the Hahn-Meitner-Inst in Berlin, the synchrotron radiation work at DESY-HASYLAB in Hamburg. Prof. Schneider is presently Head of HASYLAB and Director of Research for Synchrotron Radiation and Free-Electron Lasers at DESY.