Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize


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The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) award a prize in memory of the scientific achievements of the late Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut, which are cornerstones in both crystallography and neutron scattering.

The Bertaut Prize is awarded to a young scientist (up to 8 years after finishing her or his PhD thesis) having a clear affiliation with the ECA/ENSA region, in recognition of notable experimental, methodological or theoretical contributions to the investigation of matter using crystallographic or neutron scattering methods.

ECA and ENSA will award the Bertaut Prize in a regular alternating sequence, or as specified by the two associations based on mutual agreement.

A selection committee is in place for the evaluation of the Bertaut Prize nominations. The positions of chair and deputy chair of this selection committee will be filled by one member of the Executive Committee of the ECA and by one member of the ENSA Executive Board. The chair and deputy chair of the selection committee then appoint another five members of the committee remaining in charge for one edition of the Prize. Whichever of the two associations organizes the price ceremony, will hold the position of the chair of the selection committee for that year. The chairperson of the Selection Committee issues a call for nominations approximately eight months before the Bertaut Prize is awarded.

Nominations for the prize may be submitted by European scientists as individuals (self-nomination excluded) or on behalf of a group. Nominators may be (i) an ECA/ENSA Individual Member or (ii) any person from a national member of ECA/ENSA or (iii) any Corporate Associate Member (CAM). The nominator must ensure a signed acceptance of the nomination by the nominee.

Nominations should include the motivation for the award, a brief curriculum vitae of the nominee and a short list of major publications. Letters of support from authorities in the field are accepted.

Nominations for the Bertaut Prize will be treated in confidence and, although they will be acknowledged, there will be no further communication.

Nominations close approximately four months before the Bertaut Prize is awarded.

Nominations for the Bertaut Prize will be evaluated by the Selection Committee specified above. The Selection Committee considers the candidates, selects the winning candidate by a clear majority. The chair of the selection committee forwards the name of Bertaut Prize winner to the President of his or her association, who makes the announcement.

The Bertaut Prize ceremony is held at European conferences organized by ECA or ENSA. The two Associations will decide on an alternate timing of the venue of the prize ceremony and organize the call for nominations according to their respective schedules of conferences.

The candidate receives the Bertaut Prize at the following ECA/ENSA meeting and presents a lecture on this occasion.

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Nominations 2022

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) invite nominations for the Erwin Felix Levy Bertaut Prize 2021 and 2022. The Prize is awarded in memory of the scientific achievements of the late Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut, which are cornerstones in both crystallography and neutron scattering. Usually ENSA and ECA organize the Bertaut award sessions in regular alternating sequence during an ENSA or ECA congress, but due to the pandemic this could not be realized.  For this reason ENSA and ECA have decided to award two prizes this year.

 

The Bertaut Prize is awarded to a young scientist (up to 8 years after finishing her or his PhD thesis) having a clear affiliation with the ECA/ENSA region, in recognition of notable experimental, methodological or theoretical contribu­tions to the investigation of matter using crystallographic or neutron scattering methods.

Nominations for the Bertaut Prize may be submitted by European scientists as individuals (self-nomination excluded) or on behalf of a group. Nominators may be (i) an ECA/ENSA Individual Member or (ii) any person from a National Member of ECA/ENSA or (iii) any Corporate Associate Member (CAM). The nominator must ensure a signed acceptance of the nomination by the nominee.

Nominations should include the motivation for the award, a brief curriculum vitae of the nominee and a short list of major publications. Letters of support from authorities in the field are accepted.

Nominations for the prize will be treated in confidence and, although they will be acknowledged, there will be no further communication.

The European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) and the European Crystallographic Association  award this year two Bertaut prizes.

The ENSA Bertaut award will be labelled ‘2021’ and the ceremony will take place during the International Conference on Neutron Scattering in Buenos Aires, Argentina (21-25 August 2022). Candidates for this prize have usually a close affiliation with neutron scattering techniques. Nominations should be addresssed to ENSA’s president Henrik Rønnow.

The ECA Bertaut award will be labelled ‘2022’ with a ceremony taking place at the 33th European Crystallographic Meeting in Versailles, France (23-27 August 2022). Candidates for this prize can have an  affiliation with any field in crystallography. Nominations should be addresssed to ECA’s vice president  Arie van der Lee.

Nominations are now open for both prizes and will close on 15 April, 2022.

Nominations must be sent to the ECA Vice President at the address:  gro.s1653090308wenac1653090308e@tne1653090308diser1653090308p.eci1653090308v1653090308