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 professional life's work of internationally outstanding personalities in the field of magnetic resonance, the GDCh Division of Magnetic Resonance established the Otto-Stern Award a. The award is given at irregular intervals at most once a year. It is equipped with an award certificate, a trophy and invitations to a celebratory lecture as part of the Division conference and to a festive dinner. The Division Board board decides on the award of the prize.
Guidelines for awarding the Otto Stern Prize
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On April 15, 2023 in Brussels, the Division of Magnetic Resonance of the German Chemical Society awarded the Otto-Stern Award 2023 to Prof. Dr. Jean Jeener (1931-2023):
"Professor Jeener invented two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy and first formulated the two-pulse experiment which was named COSY by Richard Ernst later on. Together with Richard Ernst, he developed the NOESY and EXSY experiments both theoretically and experimentally. After more than 50 years, polarization transfer via J couplings, as well as transfer via relaxation phenomena and exchange are still cornerstones of NMR spectroscopy for chemical analysis and for life and materials sciences. Professor Jean Jeener's work shaped the NMR spectroscopy that we know today."
The Division of Magnetic Resonance of the German Chemical Society awarded the Otto-Stern Award 2022 to Prof. Dr. Jörg Kärger:
"In recognition of his fundamental contributions to the application of pulsed field gradient NMR spectroscopy in the analysis of molecular transport processes in porous materials. Prof. Dr. Kärger has influenced NMR spectroscopy in a wide range and interdisciplinarity based on NMR studies of transport processes: He has the establishment of fundamental physical models of mass transport at the molecular level. This includes multi-range diffusion, the consideration of adsorption processes, and also the experimental demonstration of one-dimensional diffusion. His work on mass transport and the sorption of complex nanoporous materials radiates far into materials science and engineering . The knowledge from his work on molecular processes has great relevance for technical applications such as molecular separation processes and heterogeneous catalysis. His work thus shows in an exemplary manner how magnetic resonance at the highest level, consistently methodically advanced, to solve current challenges, for example in the areas of sustainability , climate and energy can serve. "
The first Otto-Stern Award of the Division of Magnetic Resonance was awarded to Prof. Dr. hc mult. Tony Keller (1937-2023) 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 ultra-high field spectrometers - which gave NMR spectroscopy a opened up broad scientific applications in Germany and the world and thus made a decisive contribution to the establishment of NMR spectroscopy in chemistry as well as life 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."
|Reason for the award
|Prof. Dr. Jean Jeener †
Invention of two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy and first formulation of the two-pulse experiment
Prof. Dr. Jörg Kärger
Fundamental contributions to the application of pulsed field gradient NMR spectroscopy in the analysis of molecular transport processes in porous materials
Prof. Dr. hc mult. Tony Keller †
Contributions to the development of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
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