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It was NOBEL PRIZE week and those honoured were:
- For PHYSICS Arthur Ashkin (Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, USA) for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems and Gérard Mourou (École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA) and Donna Strickland (University of Waterloo, Canada) for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses;
- For CHEMISTRY Frances H. Arnold (California Institute of Technology, USA), George P. Smith (University of Missouri, USA), and Gregory P. Winter (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK) for harnessing evolution to identify new enzymes and binding proteins;
- For MEDICINE James P. Allison (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA) and Tasuku Honjo (Kyoto University, Japan) for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.
1-3 October 2018.
Connect to the BIPM's YouTube channel on November 16 at 10 am (UTC), to watch the live open session of the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM)
considering the revision of the International System of Units (SI), including the redefinition of four of the seven base units of the SI;
Meet the Scientist
I spent a large part of the day demonstrating that physics is not only used by people but also by other animals such as dolphins which use sound to visualise their surroundings and bubbles to catch
fish and being capable of distinguishing between tissue and bubbles using only their brain. Mankind needs to use a machine to emulate dolphins; an echo or ultrasound imaging system. I demonstrated
the use of ultrasound imaging to visualise the fetal heart, 4D fetal US, 4D mouse contrast enhanced (bubbles) ultrasound heart imaging, the doppler effect (ambulance sirens) to doppler ultrasound of
arteries, veins and a mouse foot! This was followed by MRI images on a human head and the knee. The primary school children participated in the short presentation. This was funded by the
Ogden Trust and the National Science and Media Museum. I would like to thank Dr Dieter
Fuchs, FujiFilm VisualSonics for supporting me with the Vevo 3100 cine loops.
Paul Jonsen, 6th December 2018.
Magnetic Resonances: Understanding, Measurements and Modeling
The group "Magnetism and Magnetic Resonances" of the division of Physical Chemistry is organizing its third thematic School focused on
"Magnetic Resonances: Understanding, Measurements and Modeling", June 2 to 6, 2019 in Strasbourg (Hotel Ciarus), France.
This school is organized on:
- two half-days of training courses;
- one day of practical sessions in Strasbourg (EPR and NMR) and Wissembourg, Bruker (DNP);
- one day with interpretation of practical experiments;
- one half-day for applications;
- poster sessions and poster prize.
For more information and to register, go to the website:
Attention: the number of places is limited to 40 participants and the first registrants will be given priority.
Sylvie Choua, Bertrand Vileno, Philippe Bertani for the organizing committee, 5th March 2019.
EPR Summer School
The SharedEPR network and the International EPR/ESR Society are sponsoring an EPR Summer School immediately
before the Rocky Mountain Conference in Denver this coming summer targeting EPR beginners, non-experts and those in other fields who want to learn EPR
but may not have the opportunity to do so in their home institutions.
University of Denver, 17th-21st July 2019.
Gary J. Gerfen, New York, 11th December 2018
The Caldarelli Prize in Magnetic Resonance
We are asking for nominations for The Caldarelli Prize in Magnetic Resonance, which will be awarded during the Alpine Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Solids 2019.
The prize is aiming to recognise the contribution of young scientists who made a personal and recent ground-breaking contribution to the field of magnetic resonance in solids. Scientists are eligible within 10 years after completing their Ph.D. degree (extensions are possible under certain circumstances).
The prize is dedicated to the memory of Stefano Caldarelli, who was one of the founders of the Alpine Conference, and is supported by Bruker Biospin.
Nominations must be received by April 26th and include:
- Nomination Letter (including the nominee’s name, affiliation and email), optionally up to 2 seconding letters;
- Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum);
- Highlights of the nominee’s contribution to the field, including a selection of up to 10 publications (2 pages maximum).
The organising committee: Jean-Nicolas Dumez (CNRS, Université de Nantes), Michal Leskes (Weizmann Institute), Józef Lewandowski (University of Warwick), Charlotte Martineau-Corcos (Université de Versailles, CNRS Orléans), Paul Schanda (Institut de Biologie Structurale), 16th March, 2019.
Paramagnetic Dopants for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization:
Can They be Improved Further?
On April 24, 15:00 UTC, the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR) will sponsor an on-line meeting on the topic of "Paramagnetic Dopants for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization: Can They be
Improved Further?”. Presentations will be given by Songi Han (UC Santa Barbara), Gael De Paepe (CEA-Grenoble), Bob Griffin (MIT), and Lyndon Emsley (EPFL). The meeting will take about 60-90
minutes. This is the first event in ISMAR’s new “Conversations on Magnetic Resonance” series. Everyone is invited join the on-line audience and participate in discussion periods after each
presentation. A link to the meeting will be posted on the ISMAR web site (https://www.weizmann.ac.il/ISMAR/) approximately 24
hours before the meeting starts.
Please note that 15:00 UTC on April 24 will be 8:00 in San Francisco, 11:00 in New York, 16:00 in London, 17:00 in Rome, 18:00 in Moscow, 20:30 in Mumbai, 23:00 in Shanghai, and 24:00 in Tokyo.
Rob Tycko, ISMAR President.