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The Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe (nanoscience)

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The Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe from Oxford Instruments NanoScience supports young scientists in Europe, conducting research employing low-temperature and/or high magnetic fields.

Oxford Instruments NanoScience, the world leader in the supply of superconducting magnets and low temperature cryogenic systems, has been proudly presenting the Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe for 20 years. This prize aims to promote and recognise the novel work of young scientists working in low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields in Europe. The company is aware that the critical stage between completing a PhD and gaining a permanent research position can be difficult for many young scientists. Through the NK Science Prize, the company seeks to help individuals who are already producing innovative work at this stage in their careers, both by financially contributing to their research and promoting it through this prestigious award.

Employing low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields.

• 8,000 EUR cash prize
• Certificate and trophy
• Support to attend the 2024 APS March meeting where the winner will be presented with the prize at a specially held event

Candidates should be producing work in research to a post doctoral level or equivalent (up to 7 years post PhD at the time of nomination). Candidates can be of any nationality but research must have been predominantly conducted in an European Institute.

Adjudication will be by a committee of senior academics based throughout Europe The criteria for selection of the prize winner covers the quality and originality of the research, the significance of results, impact of the work in setting a new direction for the research field and the degree of leadership demonstrated by the nominee in the work.

The candidate may be nominated by a senior member of their department or institution. Nominations outside of this criteria are also permitted.

Each nominator may sponsor one applicant annually only.

Nomination will take place using the application form available on our website, to be submitted in English.

Nominations should include a summary of achievements and reason for nomination. This is to be accompanied by two references that the steering committee can contact. Work should be at least peer reviewed and preferably published.

Nominations close on January 5, 2024.

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