Richard R. Ernst Prize

We are inviting nominations for the “Richard R. Ernst Prize in Magnetic Resonance” (The 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 include Alex Pines (2016), Robert Griffin (2017), Claudio Luchinat (2018), Daniella Goldfarb and Angela Gronenborn (2019), Clare Grey (2020), Lucio Frydman and Jan-Henrik Ardenkjaer-Larsen (2021), Harald Schwalbe (2022), and Jack Freed and Lucia Banci (2023).

The Prize comes with a purse of 15,000 Euros; 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-Veikko Telkki.

Nominations must include and fulfill the following conditions:

• Nominations must include the nominee’s name, affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail
• Nominations must include 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 in the preceding five years.
• Self-nominations are not accepted
• Nominations for the 2024 Ernst Prize will be considered until April 15, 2024.
• Nominations should be sent to Lucio Frydman, Chair of the Ernst Prize Committee.