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Call for nominations for the twelfth Ewald Prize

[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 consists of a medal, a certificate and a financial award, and is presented once every three years during the triennial International Congresses of Crystallography. The recipients to date are as follows:

Year Place Recipients
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 not 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 The closing date for nominations is 31 August 2019.

11 October 2018