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2024 BRSG – NMRDG Annual Prize

The BRSG - NMR DG Annual Prize is awarded for excellence in magnetic resonance and is to honour work representing one or more substantial contributions to the field. The prize is awarded jointly by the BRSG (Institute of Physics Magnetic Resonance Group) and the NMR Discussion Group (NMRDG) of the Royal Society of Chemistry on an annual basis. The awardee can be of any nationality, but is to be based in the UK or Ireland at the time of nomination and award. The research being recognised can have been partially but not exclusively carried out outside the UK or Ireland. The prize will be awarded to an early career researcher, defined as those individuals in the first 12 years of a research career (allowing for career breaks), e.g. following the award of a PhD. The awardee cannot be a current committee member of the BRSG or the NMRDG. The recipient does not need to be a member of the BRSG or the NMR Discussion Group. Nomination Procedure: Candidates for the award need to be nominated (and seconded) by a member of the BRSG or the NMRDG. A short case is to be made as to why the candidate is suitable for a prize, recognising excellence in magnetic resonance, and including reference to one or more substantial contributions to the field.

Please send nominations for the 2019 prize, or related enquiries, to John Griffin before 30th June 2024.

Varian Young Investigator Award

The EUROMAR board of trustees and the award selection committee would like to invite nominations of excellent young scientists in the field of Magnetic Resonance for the "Varian Young Investigator Award" that will be presented at EUROMAR 2024 in Bilbao, Spain (

The Varian Young Investigator Award is intended to recognise a promising scientist within the first 12 years after their Ph.D. The recipient will receive a prize of $5,000. For further information, see:

The nomination should include:

  • Name of nominee, with nominee's affiliation, phone, and e-mail
  • CV of the nominee
  • Name of nominator, address, phone, and e-mail address
  • A brief (no more than 200 words) description of the work that forms the basis of the nomination
  • A list of up to five relevant publications.

Please send your nominations by April 15, 2024 by e-mail to

Many thanks in advance for your contributions.

Anne Lesage, Chair of the EUROMAR Board of Trustees, 7th March, 2024.

Richard R. Ernst Prize in Magnetic Resonance 2024

The EUROMAR Board of Trustees and Ernst Prize committee request nominations for the “Richard R. Ernst Prize in Magnetic Resonance” (Ernst Prize), named after magnetic resonance pioneer and Nobel Laureate Prof. Richard R. Ernst, which will be awarded at the EUROMAR 2024 in Bilbao (Spain) to recognize ‘recent beneficial applications of Magnetic Resonance’.

The Ernst Prize is intended to award achievements going beyond fundamental research, for groundbreaking applications of new or of previously known techniques in all areas of magnetic resonance. It is intended for research published within the last three years, although the origins of the ideas and experiments may have been described in previous publications. In special cases, and at the discretion of the Prize Committee, the award may be for cumulative achievements over a longer period of time.

The Ernst Prize is intended to be awarded to a single individual; however, it may be awarded to up to three scientists if the Prize Committee deems that their contributions to the development of the applications are of equal value.

Former prize recipients are Alex Pines (2016), Robert Griffin (2017), Claudio Luchinat (2018), Daniella Goldfarb and Angela Gronenborn (2019), and Clare Grey (2020)), Lucio Frydman and Jan-Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen (2021), Harald Schwalbe (2022), and Jack Freed (2023).

The Prize comes with a purse of 10,000 €; it is sponsored by the Bruker BioSpin Corporation, and is awarded annually at the EUROMAR conference.

The 2024 Ernst Prize committee is made by Profs. Lucio Frydman (chair), Jan-Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen, Harald Schwalbe, Lucia Banci, John Parkinson, Oscar Millet and Ville-Veikkp Telkki.

Nominations must include and fulfill the following conditions: the nominee's name, affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail; a brief (ca. 200 words) description of the work serving as the basis for the nomination, and a list of relevant publications (~5); Nominees may not have received the Guenther Laukien Prize or the Russell Varian Prize in the preceding five years; Self-nominations are not accepted.

Nominations for the 2024 Ernst Prize will be considered until 15th April, 2024 and should be sent to Lucio Frydman, the Chair of the Ernst Prize Committee.

Anne Lesage, Chair, EUROMAR Board of Trustees, Ludio Frydman, Chair, Richard R. Ernst Prize Committee, 8th February, 2024.

Raymond Andrew Prize 2024

In memory of Professor Dr. Raymond Andrew and to honour his pioneering work in the field of magnetic resonance, the Groupement AMPERE awards the Raymond Andrew Prize for a recent PhD thesis.

The prize is given to young scientists for an outstanding PhD thesis in magnetic resonance.

For the Raymond Andrew Prize 2024 the AMPERE Prize Committee is seeking your help in searching for qualified candidates who completed their dissertation during the period of 2022/2023. The prize will be presented during EUROMAR in Bilbao, Spain, June 30th to July 4th 2024. For more details see

You are kindly invited to submit nominations by e-mail to:

Nominations must be received by 15th February 2024 and should include the following documents:

  • Nomination Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae of the nominee;
  • A list of publications and presentations at conferences, • The PhD Thesis as a PDF.

Matthias Ernst, Secretary General, Groupement AMPERE, Zürich, 11th December, 2023.

Call for nominations: 2024 Vaughan Lecturer at Rocky Mountain Conference SSNMR Symposium

Nominations for the 2024 Vaughan Lecturer are solicited from the Solid-state NMR community. The deadline for nominations is January 3, 2024. Each nomination should include the following:

  1. Name of nominee, the nominees affiliation, address, phone, and e-mail;
  2. Name of nominator, address, phone, and e-mail;
  3. A brief (no more than 300 words) description of the work(s) serving as the basis for the nomination.

The nomination letters should be sent to

29th November, 2023.

2023 Nobel Prizes

It was 2023 NOBEL PRIZE week and those honoured were:

  • For PHYSICS Pierre Agostini (The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA), Ferenc Krausz (Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany) and Anne L’Huillier (Lund University, Lund, Sweden) "for experimental methods that generate attosecond pulses of light for the study of electron dynamics in matter",;
  • For CHEMISTRY Moungi G. Bawendi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA), Louis E. Brus (Columbia University, New York, NY, USA) and Alexei I. Ekimov (Nanocrystals Technology Inc., New York, NY, USA) “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots”,;
  • For PHYSIOLOGY or MEDICINE Katalin Karikó (Szeged University, Szeged, Hungary; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA) and Drew Weissman (Penn Institute for RNA Innovations, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA) “for their discoveries concerning base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19”,
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Congratulations to the new Nobel Laureates!

5th November, 2023.


4th - 8th August, 2024; TalaveraScience will attend the 63rd Rocky Mountain Conferece on Magnetic Resonance, Copper Mountain, CO, USA; this meeting also marks the 80th anniversary of EPR!

30th June - 4th July, 2024; TalaveraScience (both Paul and Colleen) will attend EuroMAR 2024, Bilbao, Spain.

18th April, 2024; TalaveraScience will attend the UK solid-state NMR facility annual symposium, University of Warwick, UK.

8th-10th April, 2024 TalaveraScience will be attending The 57th Annual International Meeting of the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

15th December, 2023; TalaveraScience will be attending the BRSG 2023 Christmas Meeting, at the IOP, London, UK;

12th-13th December, 2023; TalaveraScience will be attending the Taming Disorder in Solid Materials, Durham, UK;

24th-28th September, 2023; TalaveraScience will be attending the HYP23 Conference, Leipzig, Germany;

10th-14th September, 2023; TalaveraScience will be attending the Alpine Conference, Chamonix, France;

20th-25th August, 2023; TalaveraScience will be attending the 23rd International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR) Conference; Brisbane, QLD, Australia;

2nd August, 2023; Kenneth John Packer. 18 May 2938-18 September 2021, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, is published;

RSC EPR Conference 2024, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK attendees, 8th-10th April, 2024.

Contact for further information.