Otto-Stern Award

Otto-Stern Award of the GDCh Division Magnetic Resonance

Illustration: Britta Stephan,
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

In honor of Otto Stern, whose work to prove spin quantization created the basic prerequisites for the use of magnetic resonance, and to honor the life's work of internationally outstanding personalities in the field of magnetic resonance, the GDCh Division magnetic resonance specialist group set the Otto-Stern Award in 2020 one. The award is given at irregular intervals and no more than once a year. It is equipped with an award certificate, a trophy and invitations to a lecture as part of the Division conference and a festive dinner. The Division Board board decides on the award of the prize.

Current call for entries: Otto-Stern Award 2023

Submission deadline: January 7, 2023

objective
Since 2020, the Division Magnetic Resonance of the German Chemical Society (GDCh) has been awarding the Otto-Stern Award at irregular intervals and at most once a year in recognition of the life?s work of internationally outstanding personalities in the field of magnetic resonance. The prize is awarded in memory of Otto Stern, whose work on the proof of spin quantization created the basic prerequisites for the use of magnetic resonance.

The price
The award comes with a certificate of award, a trophy and an invitation to a celebratory dinner. The award ceremony usually takes place during the Division's discussion conference. After the award ceremony, the awardee( s) should give a keynote address. The Division Board board decides on the award of the prize.

nomination
People who have made extraordinary contributions to magnetic resonance in their lifetime work can be nominated. All members of the Division are entitled to nominate; Self-nominations are not possible. All suggestions consist of an informal appreciation of the achievements and a curriculum vitae (including contact details). Each nomination will be considered for the current and two subsequent years.

submission
Please send all proposals electronically and summarized in a PDF file to the GDCh Office , attention Maike Fries.

Otto-Stern Award 2020

The first Otto-Stern Award of the Magnetic Resonance Division was given to Prof. Dr. hc mult. Tony Keller awarded in recognition of his fundamental and extraordinary contributions to the development of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy - from noise decoupling and the introduction of pulse Fourier spectroscopy in commercial spectrometers to superconducting magnets and fully digitized spectrometers to cryo-heads and high-field spectrometers - the NMR- Spectroscopy opened up a broad scientific application in Germany and the world and thus made a decisive contribution to the establishment of NMR spectroscopy in chemistry as well as bio and materials science .

The Otto-Stern Award 2020 commemorates the discovery of directional quantization in the spin states "up" and "down". Tony Keller has led the development of NMR spectroscopy in the "up" direction.

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