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Majed Chergui wins the Edward Stern Prize

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© 2015 EPFL

Majed Chergui has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award (Edward Stern Prize) from the International X-Ray Absorption Society (IXAS).

IXAS is an international scientific organization that represents scientists working on the field of structural analysis of molecules, materials and proteins using inner shell excitations induced by X-rays (or electrons). It was officially founded in 1994 following several informal X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) conferences in the growing field of X-ray absorption spectroscopy.

The Edward Stern Prize represents the highest honor given by the Society. Winners are recommended by the IXAS Awards Committee and approved by the IXAS Executive Committee. The IXAS Awards Committee invites nominations from both experimental and theoretical studies of XAFS. The Prize is awarded every third year on the occasion of the XAFS conference to two scientists for lifetime achievements.

Majed Chergui is Professor of Physics and Chemistry at EPFL, where he pursues a variety of ultrafast UV and X-ray spectroscopic studies on chemical and biological systems. Since 2013, he has been founding Editor-in-chief of the journal Structural Dynamics, published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Crystallographic Association (ACA). With the Edward Stern Prize, the IXAS committee recognizes Majed Chergui “for his pioneering work in the field of time-resolved X-ray absorption spectroscopy.”