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Call for nominations for the Eighth Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize

The European Crystallographic Association (ECA) and the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA) invite nomination for the Erwin Felix Levy Bertaut Prize 2016. 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.

The Bertaut Prize is awarded to a young scientist having a clear affiliation with the ECA/ENSA region (up to 5-8 years after finishing her or his PhD thesis) and an individual member of ECA/ENSA, in recognition of notable experimental, theoretical or methodological 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 candidate receives the award at the European Crystallographic Meeting 2016 in Basel (ECM30) and presents a lecture at this occasion

More information can be found at


Nominations are now open and will close on April 15th, 2016.
Nominations must be sent to the ECA Vice President at the address:


Dr Georgina Rosair
X-ray Crystallographer
Institute of Chemical Sciences
Perkin Building
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Heriot Watt University
EH14 4AS

Secretary of the European Crystallographic Association