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Three German researchers to receive the NIMS Award 2015

  • 2015/05/21

The annual NIMS Award is awarded to top researchers from all over the world for outstanding scientific achievements and a contribution to the work of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan.

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This year, themed “Materials Innovation driven by Advanced Characterization”,  three German researchers have been  nominated to receive the award: Harald Rose of the University of Ulm, Maximilian Haider of theKarlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Knut Wolf Urban of the Research Centre Juelich will receive the award for their groundbreaking work on improving the electron microscope, which has greatly benefited the scientific community as a whole.

Each year, the NIMS award is placed under a different theme, and excellent researchers with a proven record of important scientific contributions to this theme are nominated for the award. After being selected by a jury of experts in the research field, the awardees receive the award at an international conference organized by the NIMS, the NIMS Conference.

The award ceremony will take place during the 12th NIMS Conference 2015 from July 14th, 2015 to July 16th, 2015, taking place at the Tsukuba International Congress Center. During the conference, the three awardees will give individual speeches about their innovative work on the electron microscope.

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