Call for inaugural Richard Bader and Miguel Alberto Blanco international prizes

Cari soci,
vi inoltro un messaggio del socio Carlo Gatti a proposito dell'istituzione di due nuovi premi internazionali.
Ovviamente siete anche invitati a contribuire.
I'm pleased to inform that applications for two international prizes
have been launched:

1. To celebrate the achievements of Professor Bader, the *Richard F. W.
Bader International Prize for Excellence in Electron Density
Research* will be awarded to *one* established scientist at an advanced
stage of their career

*Richard F. W. Bader (1931-2012)*. Bader was a Professor of theoretical
chemistry at McMaster University. He was a towering figure in quantum
chemistry, best known as the originator and primary developer of the
Quantum Theory of Atoms in Molecules (QTAIM) and a large part of what
came to be known as the broader field of Quantum Chemical Topology
(QCT). Bader’s impact upon computational chemistry, crystallography, and
materials science was transformative to both applied and fundamental

2. To honor the memory of Prof. Miguel Blanco and to celebrate his work,
the *Miguel A. Blanco International Prize for Early Career Work in
Charge Density* will be awarded to *one *early-career scientists

*Miguel A. Blanco (1969-2010)* (formerly of the Departamento de Química
Física y Analítica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Oviedo) was one
of the most innovative and original theorists of his generation. In his
short career, he left a mark on the field of charge density research
through several important contributions. Miguel’s premature death has
deprived the community from not only his scientific brilliance, but
from also his generous personality.

As a side information, I inform you that I'm acting as the chair of the
M. A. Blanco Prize Selection Committee

best regards,
Carlo Gatti