• Young Scientist Receives Achievement Award

News & Views

Young Scientist Receives Achievement Award

Jul 07 2009

Dr John Morton from the Department of Materials at Oxford University is the 2009 recipient of the Nicholas Kurti European Science Prize. Dr Morton, supported by the Royal Society and St John’s College, has pioneered the
application of techniques of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to combinations of electron and nuclear spins to store quantum information for extended times and to manipulate it with exquisite precision. He was able to establish that such systems, including those based on molecular materials, are viable for a quantum nanotechnology. He is also the founder of quantalk.org, an open online resource aimed at sharing information and promoting discussions in quantum information science and technology.

The Prize, sponsored by Oxford Instruments, is intended to recognise and promote outstanding achievements of young scientists in the field of physical sciences research and to support their career development. It is named after Professor Nicholas Kurti known for his distinguished work in ultralow temperature physics at the Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University. Dr Morton receives a €8000 cash prize, a trophy and certificate. The winner also has the opportunity to present his work at a conference of his choice.

Previous winners of the prize include Professor Lieven Vandersypen, Dr. Silvano De Franceschi, Dr Andreas Wallraff and Dr Kostantin Novoselov.

Digital Edition

ILM 49.5 July

July 2024

Chromatography Articles - Understanding PFAS: Analysis and Implications Mass Spectrometry & Spectroscopy Articles - MS detection of Alzheimer’s blood-based biomarkers LIMS - Essent...

View all digital editions


ADLM 2024

Jul 28 2024 San Diego, CA USA

InaLab 2024

Jul 30 2024 Jakarta, Indonesia


Jul 31 2024 Chengdu, China

ACS National Meeting - Fall 2024

Aug 18 2024 Denver, CO, USA


Aug 25 2024 Copenhagen, Denmark

View all events