Second Lewy-Bertaut Prize to Lukáš Palatinus

PalatinusThe prize committee set up by the two associations has decided unanimously to award the Lewy-Bertaut prize, second edition, to Dr. Lukáš Palatinus.

The scientific contributions of Dr. Lukáš Palatinus in the field of the analysis of matter using crystallographic methods have a considerable high quality and impact. He firstly contributed with great success in the application of Maximum Entropy Method to analysis of aperiodic crystallographic structures. Later he has transformed into a wide practical usage the idea of Oszlanyi and Sütö for determining periodic structures via the idea of charge flipping, and generalized this method to solution of aperiodic structures. Dr. Palatinus also participated on extending of the charge flipping method to structure solution from powder diffraction data. After many years of consolidated structure solution methods, the Superflip program of Dr. Palatinus may have an everyday impact over the entire community of crystallographers and its simple applicability may prove to be useful to a wider science.

The award ceremony will take place August 18th at the occasion of the 25th European Crystallographic Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. The winner of the award will present an Acceptance Lecture within the ECM25 25th Anniversary Session.

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