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Dr. Lapo Bogani from the Universität Stuttgart Awarded 2013 Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize

Dr. Lapo Bogani from the Universität Stuttgart has been awarded the 2013 Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize. This prestigious award is sponsored by Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research

Dr. Bogani is a leading scientist and has conducted groundbreaking research on magnetic nanomaterials with an unusually wide scope, ranging from synthesis to characterization and modelling. The concepts that he developed have led to the development of molecular magnetic chains with slow relaxation of the magnetization, molecular spintronics, and the optical control of correlated nanomagnets.

Dr. Lapo Bogani from the Universität Stuttgart.

Professor George Pickett of Lancaster University, chairman of the committee of senior scientists who assess the nominations, commented: “While the 2013 Nicholas Kurti Prize was characterised by a very strong field of candidates, the panel was pleased to choose Lapo Bogani as this year’s winner.  Bogani has coupled nanoscience with magnetism to make ground-breaking advances in the field of nanomagnetic systems, and especially in molecular spintronics making use of single-molecule magnets.  The work may lead to the use of controllable magnetic devices with single-molecule sensitivity.”

The Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize is intended to recognise and promote outstanding achievements of young scientists in the field of physical sciences research and to support their career development. It is named after Professor Nicholas Kurti known for his distinguished work in ultra-low temperature physics at the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University. The prize winner receives a €8000 cash prize, a unique trophy and certificate. The winner also has the opportunity to present his work at a conference of his choice.

Previous winners of the prize include Dr Ronald Hanson, Prof. Mathias Kläui, Dr Christian Rüegg, Dr. John Morton, Prof. Lieven Vandersypen, Sir Prof. Kostantin Novoselov, Prof. Dr. Andreas Wallraff and Dr. Silvano De Franceschi.  

About Oxford Instruments plc

Oxford Instruments designs, supplies and supports high-technology tools and systems with a focus on research and industrial applications. It provides solutions needed to advance fundamental physics research and its transfer into commercial nanotechnology applications. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments' growth and success for over 50 years, and its strategy is to effect the successful commercialisation of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion.  

The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University over fifty years ago, Oxford Instruments is now a global company with over 1900 staff worldwide and is listed on the FTSE250 index of the London Stock Exchange (OXIG). Its objective is to be the leading provider of new generation tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors. This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature, high magnetic field and ultra high vacuum environments, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, X-ray, electron and optical based metrology, and advanced growth, deposition and etching.

Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of our world through science and technology. Its products, expertise, and ideas address global issues such as energy, environment, security and health.   

About Oxford Instruments Omicron NanoScience

Internationally recognised as world leaders in superconductivity and ultra low temperature cryogenic environments, Oxford Instruments NanoScience is driving innovation in these fields. The company’s leading-edge technologies support research in nanotechnology, solid state and condensed matter physics. Combining outstanding technical expertise, original thinking and a commitment to meeting customers’ needs, Oxford Instruments NanoScience enables real advances both in research and commercial applications by providing the high quality technological environments needed to meet demanding experimental requirements. Oxford Instruments NanoScience is part of the Oxford Instruments plc group.


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