The European Crystallographic Association is to award the second European Crystallography Prize to Prof. Jochen R. Schneider of the HASYLAB at DESY, Hamburg, Germany. Prof. Schneider is being recognized for his pioneering work on the application of gamma-ray spectroscopy and his high energy synchrotron radiation studies, as well as his more recent involvement in the development of the free electron laser.
The European Crystallography Prize, which includes a monetary award as well as a certificate of recognition, will be presented during the Opening Ceremony of the upcoming 20th European Crystallographic Meeting to be held in Krakow, Poland, August 25-31, at which Prof. Schneider will describe the work for which he is being honored.
Members of the European Crystallography Prize Committee, who were appointed by the Executive Committee of the European Crystallographic Association are: Professor Ivar Olovsson (Coordinator), University of Uppsala, Sweden; Professor Roland Boese, University of Essen, Germany; Professor Michael Glazer, University of Oxford, UK; Professor Boris Kamenar, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Professor Åke Kvick, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France; Professor Xavier Solans, University of Barcelona, Spain; Professor Ada Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
Prof. Schneider was born in Burgst?t, Saxony, Germany and studied Physics in Hamburg after an education as electrical engineer. He did his PhD under the direction of Prof. H. Maier-Leibnitz at the Institute Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France. His work on gamma-ray diffractometry and Compton scattering was performed at the Hahn-Meitner-Institut in Berlin, the synchrotron radiation work at DESY-HASYLAB in Hamburg, where he is now heavily involved in the development of free-electron lasers driven by linear accelerators. Prof. Schneider is presently Head of HASYLAB and Director of Research for Synchrotron Radiation and Free-Electron Lasers at DESY.