22 Sep

Oxford Instruments NanoScience opens nominations for Nicholas Kurti Science Prize 2024 

Oxford Instruments NanoScience announced today that nominations for the Nicholas Kurti Science Prize are now open.

The Nicholas Kurti Science Prize promotes and recognises the novel work of young scientists working in the fields of low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields or surface science in Europe.

The winner receives €8,000 cash prize, a certificate and trophy awarded at a specially held event and support to attend a conference in Europe. Nominations will close in January 2024.

The 2024 Nicholas Kurti Science Prize selection committee is chaired by Professor George Pickett, Lancaster University and includes Professor Rolf Haug, Universität Hannover, Professor Vladimir Dmitriev, P L Kapitza Institute, Moscow, Professor Dominik Zumbühl, University of Basel and Dr Silviano De Francheshi, Institute for Nanosciences and Cryogenics, Grenoble.

The Nicholas Kurti Science Prize

Oxford Instruments is aware that there is a critical and often difficult stage for many between completing their PhD and gaining a permanent research position. The company therefore would like to help individuals who are producing innovative work by offering assistance both financially and through promotion of their research work. The prize is named after Professor Nicholas Kurti (1908-1998), who is known for his distinguished work in ultra-low temperature physics at the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University.

The previous winners of the Nicholas Science Prize include Professor Angelo di Bernardo, University of Konstanz, Dr Alexander Grimm, Paul Scherrer Institut, Dr Rebeca Ribeiro-Palau, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), and Professor Landry Bretheau, Institut Polytechnique de Paris.