Winner of the Anatole Abragam Prize for a Young Investigator - 2015

Dr. Józef Lewandowski receives the award for:
"For his outstanding accomplishments to date and his promise in the development of solid-state NMR methodology and its application to the study of biomolecular structure and dynamics”

Winners of ISMAR Prize 2015

Hans Wolfgang Spiess receives the award for:

"For pioneering contributions to solid state NMR; in particular for techniques that elucidate motion in solids by means of two-dimensional NMR, and for applications of solid state NMR to the structure and dynamics of polymers”

Shimon Vega receives the award for:

Call for Nominations for the Anatole Abragam Prize for Young Investigators

Nomination for the Anatole Abragam prize  2015 - deadline  March 31, 2015. Submit nominations by e‐mail to the Secretary General,

Nominations should include the following documents:
• Nomination letter
• Seconding letter(s)
• Curriculum vitae
• List of publications and presentations at conferences

New ISMAR Fellows

It is our pleasure to announce that four new Fellows were elected in 2014 by the Fellows of ISMAR. The new Fellows are:

Drs. Yoji Arata (Japan), Lucia Banci (Italy), Philip Kuchel (Australia) and Kev M. Salikhov (Russia).

Open letter to Agilent

November 19, 2014

Patrick Kaltenbach, VP and General Manager, Life Science Products and Solutions
Agilent Technologies
5301 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA  95051

Cc: Bill Sullivan, CEO; Mike McCullen, CEO-Elect; Darlene Solomon, Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Kaltenbach, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. McCullen, and Ms. Solomon:

Agilent Exits NMR Business

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it is exiting its Nuclear Magnetic Resonance business. Agilent entered the NMR business in 2010, with the acquisition of Varian. Agilent will stop taking new NMR system orders immediately, but the company will continue to meet customer commitments for orders in progress and for ongoing support contracts. Agilent will continue to provide service on all installed NMR systems.

More on this news can be found here:

Harden Marsden McConnell passed away

Harden Marsden McConnell passed away October 8, 2014, at age 87. He was a faculty member at CalTech (1956-64) and at Stanford (1964-2000) and chaired the Stanford Chemistry Department (1989-1992).

John Waugh passed away

John Waugh passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. John made seminal contributions to magnetic resonance and was an active member of ISMAR. He received the ISMAR Prize in 1989, he was an elected Fellow of ISMAR and served as President of ISMAR from 1999 - 2001. An obituary can be found at: