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ISMAR 2017 Election Results: New Executive Committee and Council Members

On behalf of the Elections Committee (Miquel Pons, Arno Kentgens and myself) it is our pleasure to announce the results of the general ballot held over the past few weeks to elect new ISMAR Council Members and new Executive Committee members.

 

29 Council Members were elected on the basis of accruing the most votes, from a nomination list of 35.

 

Nobel Prize winner Nicolaas Bloembergen passed away at age 97

ISMAR is mourning the passing away of Nicolaas Bloembergen, one of the founders of magnetic resonance, a Nobel laureate and an ISMAR Fellow. We convey our condolences to the Bloembergen family.

 

Call for ISMAR Fellows nominations 2017

In accord with the ISMAR Constitution, the Fellows Committee (Lyndon Emsley, Angela Gronenborn, Wolfgang Lubitz, Warren Warren, Gil Navon, (Chair)) solicits nominations for new fellows. The privilege of making a nomination is accorded to all regular members and Fellows.

2017 Abragam prize winners

The 2017 Abragam prize winners are:

 

2017 ISMAR prize

Professor Alexander Pines is awarded the 2017 ISMAR prize for his many landmark contributions to magnetic resonance, in particular to solid-state NMR, including time-reversal of dipole-dipole couplings, cross polarization of dilute spins in solids, multiple-quantum spectroscopy, double rotation and dynamic angle spinning of quadrupolar nuclei, the geometric (Berry) phase, ex situ and remote detection, ultralow and zero-field NMR and MRI, optical hyperpolarization and detection, functionalized hyperpolarized Xe as a biosensor, and his leadership as an inspiring teacher and mentor in the fiel

Call for Nominations for the Anatole Abragam Prize for Young Investigators extended to March 24th

Anatole Abragam made seminal contributions to both NMR and EPR and was a recipient of the ISMAR Prize and a Fellow of ISMAR. In addition to his superb scientific contributions, fostering people in science was clearly close to his heart.

Sir Peter Mansfield passed away

ISMAR is mourning the passing away of Sir Peter Mansfield,

Call for Nominations for the Anatole Abragam Prize for Young Investigators

Anatole Abragam made seminal contributions to both NMR and EPR and was a recipient of the ISMAR Prize and a Fellow of ISMAR. In addition to his superb scientific contributions, fostering people in science was clearly close to his heart.

New ISMAR Fellows (2016)

It is our pleasure to announce that four new Fellows were elected in 2016 by the Fellows of ISMAR. The new Fellows are:

Drs. Mei Hong (USA), R.V. Hosur (India), Gerhard Wider (Switzerland), Joerg Wrachtrup (Germany)

ISMAR 2017 registration open

The ISMAR 2017 registration is now open. Please visit the http://www.ismar2017.org/ link to register and submit your abstract.

Erwin Hahn, a Fellow of ISMAR passed away

Erwin Hahn, our mentor and dear friend, passed away yesterday. We have lost a giant and our world will never be the same. On behalf of our community we send condolences and love to his wife Natalie and family. 
 
Alex Pines and Matt Augustine
Berkeley, September 21, 2016

ISMAR is mourning the loss Erwin Hahn, a great physicist  and one of the founding fathers of Magnetic Resonance.

Erwin L. Hahn, Scientist, Mentor, Friend, Alex Pines,  Journal of Magnetic Resonance 179 (2006) 5–7

Call for Nominations for ISMAR Fellows - 2016

In accord with the ISMAR Constitution, the Fellows Committee (Lyndon Emsley, Angela Gronenborn, Wolfgang Lubitz, Gil Navon, Warren S. Warren (Chair)) solicits nominations for new fellows. The privilege of making a nomination is accorded to all regular members and Fellows.

Call to Host the 22nd ISMAR Conference 2021

ISMAR’s main conference now runs biennially. ISMAR has a tradition of rotating its conferences across the globe. After Taiwan 2007, Italy 2010, Brazil 2013, China 2015, Canada 2017, Germany 2019 , the natural cycle will preferably return us to Asia or the Pacific region in 2021.

Based on the experience of previous meetings the following points should be acknowledged:

•             A Local Organizational Committee with a Chair and one or two Co-Chairs, preferably from different institutions, a Treasurer and a Secretary should be appointed with ISMAR’s approval.

The THE RAYMOND & BEVERLY SACKLER PRIZE IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES

This year an amount of $100,000 will be presented in the field of Chemistry/Magnetic Resonance including NMR, EPR, MRI, MRS. Deadline for nomination July 1st, 2016.

https://english.tau.ac.il/sackler_prize_in_chemistry

ISMAR - JMR affiliation

ISMAR has established an affiliation with the Journal of Magnetic Resonance (JMR)

https://www.weizmann.ac.il/ISMAR/ismar-jmr-letter

Myer Bloom, a Fellow of ISMAR, passed away

It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of our colleague, Myer Bloom.  After a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, Myer passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, February 9. The day before, he was able to enjoy an outing at the Van Dusen Gardens with his friends Christina Kaiser and Walter Hardy.

New ISMAR Fellows (2015)

It is our pleasure to announce that four new Fellows were elected in 2015 by the Fellows of ISMAR. The new Fellows are:

Drs. Tim Cross (USA), Claudio Luchinat (Italy), Gottfried Otting (Australia), Peter van Zijl (USA)

Australia Day Hounor to Professor Philip KUCHEL

Australia Day Hounor to Professor Philip KUCHEL: For significant service to science in the field of biochemistry, as an academic, author and researcher, and to professional organisations.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/australia-day-honours-2016-the-full-list-20160125-gmdgjz.html#ixzz3yJWFqq9x

ISMAR 2015 lectures

For member only: view lectures (only the presentation) of the ISMAR prize and Abragam prize winners and some of the plenary lectures of ISMAR 2015. Please go to the Past ISMAR Conferences link: https://www.weizmann.ac.il/ISMAR/events/ISMAR/past

Revisions to ISMAR constitution have been approved

The new ISMAR Constitution is available at this link: https://www.weizmann.ac.il/ISMAR/ismar-organization#constitution

Endel Lippmaa passed away

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of the well-known and highly regarded Estonian scientist Dr. Endel Lippmaa.  Endel was a pioneer of solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and NMR in general, during the 70’s and 80’s. Many may not have known of all of his contributions, as he lived and worked in the small country of Estonia, one of the Baltic countries. Despite repression during the USSR period, he traveled and collaborated with numerous western laboratories, including the IBM Almaden labs in California and visits to Alex Pines’ lab at UC Berkeley.

Ionel Solomon passed away

Our colleague Ionel Solomon left us on June 29, 2015, after a long and fruitful career of physicist extending from 1953, at age 24 to the very end of his life, at age 86.

After completing his studies at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, he joined the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique in 1953, where he came to work with Anatole Abragam, and co-founded with him the celebrated «  Laboratoire de Résonance Magnétique » at Saclay, which he left in 1962 for becoming professor at Ecole Polytechnique and founding the Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics.

Winner of the Anatole Abragam Prize for a Young Investigator - 2015

Dr. Józef Lewandowski receives the award for:
"For his outstanding accomplishments to date and his promise in the development of solid-state NMR methodology and its application to the study of biomolecular structure and dynamics”

Winners of ISMAR Prize 2015

Hans Wolfgang Spiess receives the award for:

"For pioneering contributions to solid state NMR; in particular for techniques that elucidate motion in solids by means of two-dimensional NMR, and for applications of solid state NMR to the structure and dynamics of polymers”

Shimon Vega receives the award for:

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