On the last September 28th, 2022, the International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science awards ceremony took place in Assisi (Italy), where Prof. Alberto Carpinteri was awarded with the Giuliano Preparata Medal 2022.
Alberto Carpinteri is an EurASC fellow and Head of Engineering Division – EurASC.
Chair Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics at the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) since 1986, Honorary Professor at Tianjin University (China) since 2017, Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) Professor of Guangdong Province at Shantou University since 2019, and the Head of the Engineering Division at the European Academy of Sciences since 2016. He is a Fellow of several Academies and Professional Associations and has been the President of different International Scientific Societies in the field of Structural Integrity and Fracture Mechanics, as well as of the National Research Institute of Metrology in Italy. Professor Carpinteri is the author of more than 1000 publications and the recipient of prestigious recognitions awarded by the most relevant societies (ASTM, SEM, RILEM,ICF, ESIS, etc.).
This academy recognises Prof. Carpinteri’s merit and congratulates on this award.
Prof. Sharpless shares the 2022 Prize with Carolyn R. Bertozzi and Morten Meldal « for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry ».
EurASc sends its warmest congratulations to our member. It is an honour to have you as a member of our academy.
Click HERE to listen to the telephone interview of Prof. Barry Sharpless: “You should be attracted to uncertainty”
Prof. Sharpless awarded his second Nobel Prize in Chemistry–one of only two chemists to ever receive such an honor.
LA JOLLA, CA—Scripps Research professor K. Barry Sharpless, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his groundbreaking research in developing “click chemistry,” an ingenious method for building molecules.
Sharpless, the W.M. Keck Professor of Chemistry, shares the prize with Carolyn R. Bertozzi, PhD, of Stanford University and Morten Meldal, PhD, of the University of Copenhagen for the development of click chemistry and bioorthogonal chemistry, according to the Nobel Prize committee.
Sharpless previously shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on chirally catalyzed oxidation reactions, making him the second scientist ever to win two Nobel Prizes in Chemistry. Frederick Sanger won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1958 and 1980.
“Barry Sharpless has had a tremendous impact on chemistry, first with his development of asymmetric synthesis and now with his elegant ‘click chemistry,’” says Peter Schultz, PhD, President and CEO of Scripps Research. “His work opened whole new scientific frontiers that have had a major impact on the fields of chemistry, biology and medicine. Barry has a remarkable combination of chemical insight, uncanny intuition and real-world practicality—he is a chemist’s chemist and a wonderful colleague.”
“Click chemistry”—a term Sharpless coined—is a set of methods for constructing chemical compounds via irreversible, highly efficient reactions between smaller molecules. The “click” refers to the LEGO™-like ease of fitting these modular elements together. This platform has transformed how scientists approach drug discovery, bioimaging and even more.
“This year’s Prize in Chemistry deals with not overcomplicating matters, instead working with what is easy and simple. Functional molecules can be built even by taking a straightforward route,” stated Johan Åqvist, Chair of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry.
Sharpless first studied chemistry at Dartmouth College, later going on to receive his PhD in Chemistry from Stanford University. Before joining Scripps Research, he was a professor in chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford.
Prof. Peter Hänggi, EurASc Blaise Pascal winner in 2018 (Physics), awarded with the highly prestigious 2023 Lars Onsager prize by the American Physical Socitey (APS)
Lars Onsager Prize The Onsager Prize recognizes outstanding research in theoretical statistical physics including the quantum fluids. The prize consists of $10,000 as well as a certificate citing the contribution made by the recipient. It was presented annually beginning in 1995..
Establishment & Support
The prize was endowed in 1993 by Drs. Russell and Marian Donnelly in memory of the unique spirit of Lars Onsager and his passion for analytical results.
The prize was launched by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 2020 with the objective of distinguishing those persons and organisations from around the world whose work has greatly contributed to mitigating the impacts of climate change.
According to the IPCC announcement, for IPCC scientists, this prize is an important recognition and encouragement. For the decision-makers, it is another push for more decisive climate action.
The Environment and Earth Division of the European Academy of Sciences has an estimated 12 Fellows who have been deeply involved and have given freely their time, energy and knowledge, as scientists for the IPCC. Their activities have covered impact, adaptation and mitigation of climate change. Notable contributions have been in food security, climate mitigation, ocean sciences, the physics of the atmosphere and climate modelling. European Academy scientists have acted as authors, coordinating authors, review editors and reviewers of many IPCC Assessment and IPCC Special Reports, since the IPCC was founded in Sweden in 1989.
It is especially gratifying in these troublesome times for our IPCC Fellows to receive a prize for humanity – Earth’s common humanity.
The European Academy of Sciences is both proud and humbled to have Fellows who have played an active role in the synthesis and assessment of climate change research and thereby receive the acknowledgement of the 2022 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity.
On Nov.27 – Dec.1, 2022 the “Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit” will take place at Hilton Phuket Arcadia, Thailand (https://www.flogen.org/sips2022/) . This multidisciplinary summit is organized by the not-for-profit corporation FLOGEN Stars Outreach, which is dedicated to achieving sustainability through science and technology applied in various fields. Until now the participation of
9 Nobel Laureates has been confirmed and 500 confirmations and proposals have been already received.
Among several symposia that will take place during this Summit , the “2 nd International Symposium on Solid-State Chemistry for Applications & Sustainable Development” will honor Prof. Miguel Alario y Franco, Emeritus Professor at Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, former President of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain and EurASc Fellow.
This major symposium focuses on solid-state chemistry and illustrates the relationships occurring between the synthesis, structure, and physical-chemical properties of solid inorganic compounds, leading to a final material with optimized properties such as advances in the synthesis routes, design of materials for sustainable energy production, advanced characterization techniques and applications, etc.
Further practical information on the “Alario-Franco 2 nd International Symposium on Solid-State Chemistry for Applications & Sustainable Development” can be found with the link:
Thank you for supporting this year’s European Inventor Award ceremony. We set out to host a global event that celebrated innovation and underlined the value of intellectual property. The ceremony’s reach once again helped shine a spotlight on inventors and promote the incredible work carried out by their companies.
We now turn our attention to 2023 and Valencia, our host city for the next edition. Our nomination drive has begun and as you are among the best placed to spot ground-breaking innovation and the sharpest minds, we would welcome your nominations.
Further information on the categories, nomination process and selection criteria is available at epo.org/nominate.
The ” Enrico Fermi ” Award of the Italian Physical Society for 2022 was awarded ex aequo to Giorgio Benedek (EurASc Fellow – Physics Division), Professor Emeritus of the University of Milan Bicocca, and to Jan Peter Toennies, Professor Emeritus of the Max-Planck-Institut of Göttingen, with the following motivation:
“For their pioneering, experimental (JPT) and theoretical (GB) studies of the dynamic effects at the atomic scale on the surface of solids through the development of high resolution spectroscopy based on the diffusion of helium atoms”.
The award ceremony will take place at the opening session of the 107th National Congress of the Italian Physical Society, in Milan, on 12 September 2022.
We have the pleasure to announce the Leonardo da Vinci Award and Blaise Pascal Medallists 2022.
Leonardo da Vinci Award – Professor Anny Cazenave
In recognition for her Outstanding Lifelong Achievement. Dr. Cazenave is Director for Earth Sciences at the International Space Science Institute (ISSI), in Bern, Switzerland, since 2013. Previously, she was a star scientist of the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, in Toulouse, France, where she now is emeritus scientist. She is a world authority on anthropogenic sea level changes. Dr. Cazenave is a leading specialist of space research applied to Earth physics. As already mentioned, she is a world authority on sea level change and its relation with climate, especially using satellite remote sensing (hydrology from space). She is an expert of marine geophysics, mainly using satellite altimetry. She was a pioneer of satellite geodesy and its applications, including gravity, tides, precise positioning, global mass redistributions among oceans, atmosphere and land. Dr. Cazenave’s present research addresses different aspects of sea level changes: improvement of satellite measurements of sea level and quantification of uncertainties, estimation of the causes of sea level variations from global to local scales, and study of sea level impacts in coastal zones. Over the past decade, within the context of the Climate Change Initiative Programme of the European Space Agency, she has led a project to improve the ~30 year-long altimetry-based sea level record through a complete reprocessing of altimetry data from nine different space missions, developing new algorithms, improved geophysical corrections, etc. This huge undertaking, which involved several European partners, produced a new sea level dataset that is now available to the international community. She also initiated new research to estimate sea level changes in coastal zones as classical nadir altimetry does not work within 10-20 km of the coast due to parasitic reflections from land. This is critical research because, until recently, it was not known whether sea level at the coast rises at the same rate as in the open ocean. Novel, unexpected results obtained by Dr. Cazenave and her group showed that, along a large portion of the world coastal zones, coastal sea level trends at distances < 2-3 km from the shoreline are similar to those in the nearby open ocean. In few instances only, higher or lower rates are observed at the coast compared to offshore. This is key information for decision-making and adaptation. Accordingly, it is most befitting for the European Academy of Sciences to grant the 2022 Leonardo da Vinci Award to Prof. Anny Cazenave.
Blaise Pascal Medallist in Chemistry – Professor Gary J. Schrobilgen
In recognition to his contributions to the advances of science in the field of Chemistry. By the originality and the great scope of his discoveries, associated with the extreme elegance of the syntheses and the accuracy of the physical-chemical characterizations, Gary Schrobilgen is recognized worldwide as the specialist of fluorinatedcompounds of noble gases and species with very high oxidation degrees. This recognition is attested by the numerous chapters on the subject which have been requested to him by the editors of encyclopedias and journals, such as Kirk-Othmer, Encyclopedia of NMR, Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Encyclopedia Britannica, etc.
Blaise Pascal Medallist in Engineering – Professor Marco Amabili
In recognition of his contributions to the advances of science in the field of Engineering. Professor Amabili currently is the Canada Research Chair in Vibrations and Fluid-structure Interaction at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. His eminent and seminal contributions span over the areas of mechanics of plates and shells, structural dynamics and stability. He is the Author of almost 250 papers published in the best refereed international journals (SCOPUS H-Index=59) and of the worldwide well-known book “Nonlinear Vibrations and Stability of Shells and Plates” published by Cambridge University Press.
Blaise Pascal Medallist in Materials Science – Professor Claudia Felser
In recognition of her contributions for her work related to the design and realization of new quantum materials, with impact to quantum and energy conversion technologies. Prof. Felser’s work has led to fundamental breakthroughs in materials science and condensed matter research. Together with her team and cooperation partners, she has developed a self-contained program whereby new topological phenomena are theoretically predicted, quantum materials that would exhibit these phenomena are grown, experiments where these properties are expected to emerge are designed and implemented and thus novel effects are confirmed.
Blaise Pascal Medallist in Mathematics – Professor Alain-Sol Sznitman
In recognition for his contributions to Probability Theory. He is one of the main players who have transformed probability theory into one of the most active and important branches of mainstream mathematics — both directly via their own work, but also by creating a sense of community. In this last decade, Sznitman has again crafted a deep subject. With the “interlacement” questions, one looks at questions of the connectivity properties of “the complement of a random structure” rather that of the random structure itself. This turned out to be a deep topic, with relations to many other currently active areas of probability theory (maxima of random fields), where again, the ideas that he developed turn out to be central.
Blaise Pascal Medallist in Physics – Professor Susan Scott
In recognition for her contributions to the advances of Physics. Distinguished Professor Susan Scott is an internationally recognised mathematical physicist, who has made ground-breaking discoveries in General Relativity, Cosmology and Gravitational Wave Science spanning more than three decades. She played a leading role in Australia’s participation in the first detection of gravitational waves in 2015, and the development of the field of gravitational wave science in Australia following on from that discovery.
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